“Your EQ is the level of your ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them.” — says Howard Gardner, the influential Harvard theorist
Did you know that emotional intelligence is critical to your success? Have you been interested in learning how to harness EQ power?
When people of high IQ fail and those of modest IQ succeed, you’ll realize that your life and career is determined by both. IQ alone is not enough; EQ also matters. We see this every day, people who are supposedly brilliant and well-educated struggle, while people with fewer skills thrive. In fact, psychologists generally agree that among the ingredients for success, IQ counts for roughly 10% (at best 25%); the rest depends on everything else — including EQ.
Emotional intelligence can be the most potent tool in your toolbox and these sessions are designed to help strengthen your skills in the areas of self-awareness, self-control, motivation, empathy, and social skills:
1) Self-awareness. The ability to recognize an emotion as it “happens” is the key to your EQ. A person who is self-aware is a master at:
- Emotional awareness. Recognize your own emotions and their effects.
- Self-confidence. Feeling certain about your self-worth and capabilities.
2) Self-regulation. Controlling the rise of emotions can be tricky, however you can maintain control. A person who can self-regulate is victorious at:
- Self-control. Managing disruptive impulses.
- Maintaining standards of honesty and integrity.
- Taking responsibility for your own performance.
- Learning to be flexible with change.
- Being open to new ideas.
3) Motivation. Motivating yourself for any achievement requires clear goals and a positive attitude. A motivated person triumphs at:
- Achievement drive. You’re willing to strive to improve or to meet a standard of excellence.
- Aligning with the goals of the group or organization.
- Being ready to act on opportunities.
- Pursuing goals with zest despite obstacles and setbacks.
4) Empathy. The ability to recognize how people feel is important to success in your life and career. An empathetic person excels at:
- Service orientation. Anticipating, recognizing and meeting clients’ needs.
- Developing others. Sensing what others need to progress and bolstering their abilities.
- Leveraging diversity. Cultivating opportunities through diverse people.
- Political awareness. Reading a group’s emotional currents and power relationships.
- Understanding others. Discerning the feelings behind the needs and wants of others.
5) Social skills. Developing good interpersonal skills is tantamount to success in your life and career. A socially skilled person succeeds at:
- Wielding effective persuasion tactics.
- Sending clear messages.
- Inspiring and guiding groups and people.
- Change catalyst. Initiating or managing change.
- Conflict management. Understanding, negotiating and resolving disagreements.
- Building bonds. Nurturing instrumental relationships.
- Collaboration and cooperation. Working with others toward shared goals.
- Team capabilities. Creating group synergy in pursuing collective goals.