What is Emotional Intelligence? How can it help me? My team? Our Company?
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a well-established set of emotional and social skills that contribute significantly to performance, engagement and success. Emotional Intelligence aids the ability to understand yourself, and others – to identify your feelings and how to use them appropriately in any situation. The use of Emotional Intelligence influences the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.
Why is it so important?
Emotional Intelligence is proven to be a key indicator of human performance and development. Emotional Intelligence can be substantially strengthened and developed. Having effective levels of Emotional Intelligence allows you to build relationships, to influence people and manage your own and others’ emotions.
Understanding how to motivate yourself, manage stress, inspire the people around you, and live a happy healthy lifestyle is crucial to achieving personal effectiveness.
The World Economic Forum reports that in the coming years, candidates will need ten essential skills to thrive in the workplace. Emotional Intelligence is one of them.