As a leader your ability to hone your emotion intelligence is absolutely one of the best things you can do for yourself. Emotional intelligence is all about managing your own emotions and being in tune to the emotions of others, being really dialed in, recognizing when you yourself have to keep your own emotions in check. And as a leader this is, it goes without saying that you are gonna be invariably, and you are everyday being pulled in a myriad of different directions.
So, to manage your emotional intelligence, as Daniel Goldman says, emotional intelligence is everything. And it’s one thing to have intellect and to have a great business sense and to have business acumen, but all of that can be undone so quickly if we aren’t sensitive to our own emotions and the emotions of others recognizing when we are feeling frustrated, when we’re feeling angry, when we’re feeling impatient, when a meeting isn’t wrapping up as quickly as we’d like it to, when someone else might be rambling on, but what they are saying is really important in that moment and you as the leader can sense that in yourself that you need to give that airtime to other people. So, emotional intelligence is actually also equated to how charismatic you are, how much energy you have, how you channel that energy in the right direction, how you’re able to bring other with you without being over the top, being able to manage yourself and how much emotion you bring into every situation. So, people need to feel that positive vibe from you.
They need to feel that energy. But, they can also be just as aware of when you might be frustrated, when you might be getting angry, when you might be losing it. And all of that can have an impact of course on your overall business. So, the best leaders know how to manage themselves, how to manage their emotions, and how to recognize the emotions of others, and be sensitive to that as well.
This article is a transcript from Michelle Ray’s Leadership Secrets at YouTube YouTube.
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