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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace


  1. Honing emotional intelligence skills can help individuals succeed over time.

  2. Developing emotional intelligence skills takes time, focus, and commitment.

  3. To improve your EQ, or emotional quotient, it may help to work on self-awareness, self-regulation, and finding your personal passion.

Consider the following to hone your skills in the important area of emotional intelligence:

  1. Be in the moment more often in order to strengthen your self-awareness.

  2. Step into “interested observer” mode throughout your day to improve your self-regulation.

  3. Move away from judgment and assumptions and self-ego, and put a focus on your team members and what’s happening in your culture in a more objective and analytical manner to improve your social awareness.

  4. Lastly, find your own personal passion. Don’t wait for someone else to inspire you or motivate you.

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