Emotional Intelligence discovered that people with average intelligence routinely outperform smarter people at work and end up as successful leaders.
The missing link was EQ (Emotional Quotient) or the ability to understand and manage emotions of self and others. The good news is that through your IQ does not change from age 16 to 60; EQ is something you can develop.
Here are the 7 Pillars of Emotional Intelligence:-
1.To have Self-awareness
•To become self-aware, A person should be in control of his or her emotions.
•You can identify your shifts in emotion within yourselves in both internal and external part that cause them; criticism from a boss or a personal problem which can affect our reasoning ability to become self-aware.
•Persons with high EQs can view from a rational standpoint, un-distorted by emotional turmoil, which results in improved reasoning ability.
2.To have Self-regulation
•Keeping one's emotions in check is vital in the workplace.
•Every person has to deal with many emotions regularly, and it's essential that they do not dictate your behavior.
•The ability to act logically and resisting impulsive behavior is a highly-valued trait for working professionals.
3.Motivation is the key:-
•People with high EQ are always self-motivated.
•They are not driven by money or job titles though, but they are pushed towards the emotional rewards of their hard work and are fuelled by a secret ambition to work towards that.
•Every employer has always faced the challenge of motivating their employees, and those who don't need to be controlled are highly valuable in the workplace.
•People with high EQ are not only aware of their own emotions, but they can sense the feelings of others also.
•They can view situations from the other person's perspective.
•People with high EQs quickly resolve arguments fuelled by anger.
•Due to their mastery of emotions, emotionally intelligent people get along well with others.
•They find it easier to build rapport and trust with their colleagues.
•They stay away from office politics such as backstabbing, bad-mouthing, and undermining others for which they are easy to gain respect and credibility.
Emotional Intelligence can show whether you have the cognitive capacity to handle the information and complexities you face in a particular field.