Emotional Intelligence Matters

šŸ”šŸ’” Are you familiar with the profound ripple effect emotional intelligence can create in your professional and personal life?

Too often, we focus on the technical skills, overlooking the significant impact emotional intelligence brings to the table. It’s time we change the narrative. Let’s explore a revolutionary model by Daniel Goleman that breaks down the four core pillars of emotional intelligence.

Starting with the Self:

šŸ”ŽSelf-Awareness: The first step to growth? Acknowledging our own emotional state, recognising how our feelings impact our actions and decisions. A strong self-assessment leads to unwavering self-confidence.

šŸ”ŽSelf-Management: This is all about emotional self-control, transparency, adaptability, and initiative. Cultivating these aspects allows us to navigate challenging situations with optimism and poise.

Turning to Others:

šŸ”ŽSocial Awareness: By fostering empathy and organisational awareness, we become more in tune with the emotions of those around us. This gives rise to a sense of service that’s central to servant leadership.

šŸ”ŽRelationship Management: A successful leader influences, inspires, resolves conflicts, and collaborates. All these skills are tied together by a thread called emotional intelligence.

The secret to successful leadership isn’t just about business acumen or strategic thinking. It’s about understanding, managing, and harnessing our emotions and those of others to create a positive impact.

By Megan Volo

Gary Ryan helps talented professionals, their teams and organisations, moveĀ Beyond Being GoodĀ®