We’ve touched on the topic of emotional intelligence during the podcast before, but not as the depth as today’s show.
So, what is emotional intelligence or EQ for short? Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.
Why should we care about emotional intelligence? If you just focus on getting tasks done without keying into your emotions or the emotions of others you can really miss the undertone of a work or personal situation, be perceived incorrectly, miss opportunities, and more. Being a good leader (whether that’s an individual employee or a leader of a group) isn’t just about completing tasks.
As we know, we can have robots complete tasks. It’s the emotional component and learning how to understand ourselves and others that set us apart. And here’s the great news! You can learn and develop your emotional intelligence skills!
During my conversation today with my guest, Sonal Sheth-Zawahri, we go into more detail on emotional intelligence, how this skill is important in today’s changing workplace, and how we can hone it to reach our goals personally and professionally.
Listen in to this show to hone your emotional intelligence muscles!
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Sonal Sheth Zawahri: https://www.sonalshethzawahri.com/
The Tru You Crew: https://www.sonalshethzawahri.com/tru-you-crew
Stretching for Success Workbook: https://www.amazon.com/Stretching-Success-Workbook-STRETCH-Comfort/dp/1735134910