Well in my opinion – everything! Why? – because it relates to your ability to have better relationships both in your professional and personal life. For most businesses your key to success and your sustainable edge to higher profits are connected to the quality of your relationships. Your emotional intelligence guides how you perceive and understand others, how you problem solve and connect with others. The reality is we do not succeed alone. Dr Michael Rock has written on the topic of EQ in the workplace that demonstrates this connection of success and high levels of EQ.
|“People typically attribute the lion’s share of their success personally and professionally to their mental intelligence or IQ. Research in psychology and human performance over the last twenty years indicates the mental intelligence does
contribute to success BUT the far more significant intelligence that accounts for personal and professional success is emotional intelligence!”
So what is emotional intelligence? It deals with you intrapersonal (your understanding of your relationship with yourself) and interpersonal (the relationship and actions between you and others) skills. It is our ability to access, manage and interpret our emotional and social interactions.
A call to action to assist you in your growth – assess your level of EQ. Two options to do an assessment – in the book “Emotional Intelligence 2.0” and you can contact me directly to take an assessment.