Is High Emotional Intelligence guaranteed to secure you the perfect role?
Posting date:20 Nov 2018
Emotional Intelligence is deemed essential for leadership but it seems it’s guaranteed to secure you a new role too.
According to the Forbes Business Council, 71% of hiring managers said they value high Emotional Intelligence (EQ) over a high IQ and when asked why, they cited the ability to stay calm under pressure, lead by example and make more thoughtful business decisions.
It’s clear how possessing each of the four pillars of Emotional Intelligence; self-awareness, self-regulation, internal motivation and empathy, makes you an ideal candidate but if you need help in developing your own EQ, Forbes have curated a list of nine simple steps to follow such as paying attention to body language, reflecting on criticism and praising others.
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