High Emotional Intelligence Linked to Effective Leadership
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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