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infographic: three ways to unlock your emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EI) has become a hot topic and as a manager, if you can master the art of emotional intelligence, your leadership and management skills will truly flourish.

So, what is emotional intelligence? It is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others say Psychology Today.

Some say that mindfulness is the foundation of emotional intelligence. According to U-Cal Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, mindfulness is about “maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment.”

People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they’re feeling and are also, in tune with the feelings of those around them. They understand what their emotions mean and can control how it affects others.

For managers, emotional intelligence is essential for success. After all, who is more likely to succeed – a leader who reacts to stress with shouting and criticism, or one who can assess the situation and manage the circumstance in a calm and positive manner?

We’ve created 3 simple tips that will help you unlock your hidden emotional intelligence. Check out the infographic here.

If you would like to develop your emotional intelligence skills further, click here to book with one of our dedicated EI courses for managers.

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