There has been a lot of buzz around the idea of EQ in the workplace. Slogans, mantras, and hashtags have pushed the importance of EQ awareness in business as well as in relationships. So what is EQ? And why is it so important?
EQ is an abbreviation of Emotional Quotient, similar to IQ and Intelligence Quotient. But EQ differs in that it measures someone’s Emotional Intelligence instead of their Cognitive Intelligence. Independent Scholar, Robert Cooper, would say High Emotional Intelligence is the superior ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power of emotions, to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity.
When we think about how high or low EQ can affect a business, the possibilities are numerous. It is a truism that people are often hired for IQ and fired for EQ. Employee turn-over, workplace intimidation, lack of team cohesion, and poor management are just some of the costs associated with a lack of awareness and development in Emotional Intelligence.
Imagine how training in EQ can revolutionize teams: Leaders with better Self-Awareness, and Self Regulation; Team members with growing motivation and social skills.
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