Emotional Intelligence: The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions. When emotional intelligence is brought up in conversation, some roll their eyes, nod their heads and tune out the words being spoken to them. Why? Because the importance of emotional intelligence is often overlooked in organizations. But the truth is, being aware of and in touch with your emotional strengths and weaknesses can actually help you become a better leader, build stronger, healthier relationships, and accelerate business results.
Chances are you’ve had moments where you’ve felt unmotivated, unproductive, or unfulfilled at work. Whether those moments come and go quickly or last for weeks on end, it is ultimately up to you to look within yourself and find out why. This blog posthighlights the importance of being self-aware in your personal and professional life, and how demonstrating self-awareness can help you diagnose those feelings of dissatisfaction.
While an individual may be highly self-aware, that’s just one element of emotional intelligence. To become a better leader, build stronger, healthier relationships and accelerate business results, use that self-awareness to ask, “What areas of my life and in my work can I improve?” Reading this Harvard Business Review article can help you determine what may be preventing you from reaching your full potential as a leader or partner and perhaps help you fill in the gaps.