“Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? Don’t pay any attention to it.” That’s exactly what the person with low EQ will tell you. The truth is, it is a BIG deal. Let the stats speak for themselves:
90% of top performers have hight EQ
58% of your job performance is based on EQ
$29,000 the average increase in salaries from those with hight EQ
Emotional Intelligence is the key ingredient to your career success and your influence as a leader. Outstanding leaders and those who move along in their career have this awareness of themselves and others. They understand how their emotions affect others and are in control of those negative ones. They also realize that relationships are key to getting goals achieved, so they connect and care about others. High EQ’ers are trust worthy and believable and are empathetic. There are 26 different characteristics that make up Emotional Intelligence.
In an article published November of 2012 by Newsweek based on a survey found that 62% of employees would choose another boss over a raise. This one fact speaks volumes about those in leadership roles that have no idea how to manage themselves and those they lead. It’s time to change that.
What’s your Emotional Intelligence score? How much of a priority do you place on these skills?