High Emotional Intelligence Is A Predictor Of Business Success

Data and research shows that emotional intelligence is much more important than intellectual intelligence.

Research shows that adults continue to develop EQ while their IQ is capped at a certain point. So, our focus should be on expanding our EQ.

While IQ correlates quite low when compared with success, EQ has a high correlation with an individual’s success. It is one of the strongest predictors of business success in any field.

How do you rate your emotional intelligence?

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence refers to your ability to recognize and manage your emotions.

People with higher EQ (the measure for emotional intelligence) tend to toward their goals despite the obstacles? They are also more resilient and don’t give up easily. These are also the people who adopt a positive outlook in all situations.

The four domains of emotional intelligence are: self-management, self-awareness, social awareness (or empathy), and relationship management.

These are the hallmarks of outstanding leaders in any field.

These are all emotional intelligence competencies that matter for success.

EQ is about building and managing relationships. And this is an essential skill for the modern workplace.

Why Is EQ More Important Than IQ?

Two engineering graduates from the same college can have differing levels of success in the corporate world. While one goes around their team and asks, what are you doing, how can I help? And the other stays in his office and writes code all day

Which one do you think will be more successful?

It’s the one that wants to be a team player. You just cannot complete projects in isolation anymore. You may write great code but you have to coordinate with other members on your team and influence them towards the goals your team has been set.

An engineer is expected to have a high IQ – an average of around 115. But having a higher IQ (around 120) makes little difference to career success. This is because at some point, EQ is more important than IQ.

Having a strong grasp on emotions is crucial in a business environment. Managing stress, for instance, is a crucial distinguishing factor for long-term success. Emotional self-control sets apart the great leaders from those who succumb to their ever-changing feelings. Those who have a strong EQ are sought after in a crisis. In troubled times, these are the leaders everyone looks to for direction. When the leader is calm, the people tend to also calm down. And when a leader is calm, he or she also makes better decisions.

All of these behaviors are emotional intelligence competencies. They separate the good from the great. The higher you climb the corporate ladder, the more important EQ is to your continued growth and success.

The good news about emotional intelligence is that it can be learned and developed.

 

Sheevaun Moran is a business advisor, master coach, quantum energy thought leader and the founder of Energetic Solutions. She uses business principles with energetic techniques to help more than 25,000 entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders bring instant focus and shifts to clarity, purpose, and profits.

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