“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”
~ Albert Einstein
Intelligence is a quality easily claimed but, it’s important to also include emotional intelligence in your communication within the business world. Being a strong leader requires intelligence in all aspects of the business world and while having responsibility for hundreds of people, emotional intelligence is often forgotten. The capacity to be aware of and control ones’ emotions and to handle relationships with discipline, empathy and an open mind is often not natural and is a learned and practiced skill.
Take a few simple steps to become an emotionally intelligent business leader to improve productivity, alliances and performance in your organization.
Being self-aware of certain emotions and knowing the ways to handle those emotions will help grow your emotional intelligence. Instead of reacting to a situation in the heat of an argument, emotional intelligent leaders process their thoughts and take time to respond with respect and without negativity.
Emotional intelligent business leaders develop an empathetic side to their reactions to create a stronger workplace. Paying attention, listening and reacting in a positive way can be the simplest and greatest key to success.
To thrive in the workplace as a strong emotionally intelligent leader requires you to be self-aware of your emotions while learning to connect with others on a personal level. Evaluate your reactions and your consideration level and learn to become an emotionally intelligent business leader.
Kelly D. Scott
better leaders ● decisions ● results<