Do You Have The Emotional Intelligence To Lead A Team? | Forbes

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to understand our own emotions and the emotions of others. Psychologist Daniel Goleman coined the term in 1995 in his ground-breaking bestselling book, ‘Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ.’ Since then, many studies have discovered that EQ is the most important quality for effective leadership. An emotionally intelligent person not only knows how to manage their emotions, but they are aware of how their emotions affect others, and therefore act accordingly when in a social setting. According to Goldman, emotional intelligence is made up of five key components, self-awareness, empathy, motivation, social skills, and self-regulation. The better you are at managing these areas, the more emotionally intelligent you will become. Here are five ways emotional intelligence can make you a better leader.

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