When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, you are with creatures of emotion and that means that you need to be emotionally intelligent.
One of your primary roles as a leader is to create emotional well-being and completive advantage. So, it is vital that you continue to build your emotional intelligence so that you show up with ability to manage your feelings and emotions and have the capacity to assess the emotions and feelings of your team and colleagues.
The way you ‘show up’…
…determines the way people feel,
and the way they feel…
…determines the extent to which they can engage…
…and that impacts pretty much EVERYTHING about the outcome of that relationship…
When your emotional health is in a bad state, so is your level of self-esteem.
No matter how high your IQ you won’t do well until you have high EQ. in my coaching I guarantee that your EQ will skyrocket and so will all the other good things in your life, your relationships, your income – everything.
Your emotional intelligence is crucial to your success.
75 percent of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust. Centre for Creative Leadership.
When you are a star performer (that means you are out performing your peers) you will find that it is likely that you score higher on emotional self-awareness, awareness of others, empathy, positive influence/ inter-personal relationship, optimism and self-management.
By not investing in developing your Emotional Intelligence, you will risk:
• Struggle day to day with effective people engagement
• Loosing business because you do not have the relationship skills and insufficient self-esteem
• Lose the opportunity to receive your valuable bonuses that I offer
• Keep getting what you have always got
• Watch other people being successful ahead of you.
A study of thousands of managers and employees, found that when employees work with someone with low emotional intelligence
• Two-thirds of employees’ performance declined
• Four out of five employees lost work time worrying
• 63% wasted time avoiding the manager with low emotional intelligence
• More than 75% of those who responded said that their commitment to their employer plummeted
• 12% resigned due to low EQ due to low EQ behaviour
Emotional Intelligence has been called the soft skill, but it is now recognised and accepted that well developed emotional intelligence in leaders, managers and staff delivers bottom-line business results.
Self-awareness lies at the core of emotional intelligence and if you truly want to be effective you need to develop your emotional intelligence. When you fail to develop self-awareness you risk falling into an emotionally deadening routine that kills your true self, not only weakening your own motivation but corrode your ability to inspire your colleagues and team members.
Another factor that differentiates you as a high performing leader from the rest is your level of self-confidence and self-management. When you are effective you will demonstrate effective self-management and confidence in the way you handle yourself and the way you respond to others.