High Emotional Intelligence Linked to Effective Leadership

Knowing how to keep your cool can also increase salary potential

Emotional intelligence has long been a hot buzzword in terms of management and leadership.

When one knows how to control their emotional impulses and reactions to stress in the workplace, they are seen as trustworthy and able to roll with the punches of the business world.

Great emotional intelligence (EQ) has been a quality that not only helps leaders diffuse problems and innovate, but it also can lead to higher salaries and better chances for advancement.

According to recent research by Talent Smart Inc., 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence. Futhermore, people with high EQ make $29,000 more than their low EQ counterparts.

These findings support the notion that great leaders know how to manage their emotions and get the job done.

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