Why EQ – Emotional Intelligence – matters more than IQ – Intelligence Quotient – for personal and professional success

This is the second show of two looking at EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – what it is and how it’s important to your personal and professional success – part 1 = episode 39

If you haven’t looked at last week’s show yet – episode 39 – I urge you to do that because it’ll help with context for today’s show.

Strategies to help you and your team become more Emotionally Intelligent

I want to share part of a presentation by Daniel Goleman – best selling author of “Emotional Intelligence – why it can matter more than IQ”.  

Emotional Intelligence – published in 1995

Even though the book was published back in 1995 it’s still relevant today.  

In “Emotional Intelligence – why it can matter more than IQ” Goleman posits that emotional intelligence is as important as IQ for success, including academic, professional, social and interpersonal aspects of one’s life.

Goleman made this presentation in Australia in 2017 at the World of Business Ideas.  

Strategies to become more emotionally intelligent

In the podcast we start at the 5:30 min mark.   

How emotionally intelligent people lead

Now let’s look at 6 ways you can lead as an emotionally intelligent person.   This is according to Linda Raynier who’s a career coach in the US.

The fourth on her list is the thing I think I need to work on more – listening – it’s not so much that I don’t listen – well, I don’t think I don’t listen – it’s more that I get sooo excited about what the other person’s saying that I want to contribute and agree with them … for me to just sit and nod – I feel like I’m not listening because I’m being mute!   So I’m working on #4.

6 ways emotionally intelligent people lead

#1 – Learn more about the inner workings of YOU

#2 – Get an honest & objective assessment of YOU – from people you trust who’ll tell you how you are, not how you want to be

#3 – Journal & Track – discover cause & effect

# 4 – Listen

#5 – Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes

#6 – open yourself up

NB: in the podcast I talk about my own experiences of “honest and objective feedback”, “listening” and “opening myself up”

What do you think?

As always – I hope you found this helpful – if you did, please let me know – if you didn’t please let me know also – because I don’t know what I don’t know, right?

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If you’d like to look at raising your own personal EQ level please get in touch with me privatelyjulie at vet staff dot co dot nz

As always if you have any topics you’d especially like me to cover please let me know.  If you’ve met someone really interesting you’d love me to interview – please let me know.  


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