Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

As an individual you have a unique window on the world, and it is subjective and filtered. Others cannot see things the way you see them, but most people are blind to this, and expect their reality to be imposed on those around them. Developing Emotional Intelligence (EQ) enhances your understanding of yourself, and that of people around you. EQ is the capacity for effectively recognising and managing our own emotions and those of others around us. Emotions have the potential to get in the way of most business and organisational relationships, and a lack of EQ is one of the main factors in the success of the performance of a manager.

Emotional Intelligence can make the difference between average performers and brilliant performers, especially in management positions and today is regarded as important if not more so than IQ. Indeed recent research that tracked over 160 high performing managers in a variety of roles and industries found that EQ was twice more important in contributing to better performance than intellect and expertise alone.

Developing emotional intelligence will allow an individual to more effectively manage the people that report to them, in addition to allowing them to understand how their own personality traits and characteristics and what effect they have on the people they interact with. Developing emotional intelligence will result in far better self performance, and of course far superior performance employees combined with improved motivation, moral and appreciation for other peoples preferences and styles

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