For too long students have believed that their accurate evaluations of social situations and emotional personal side is something they can't put a dollar sign to. Well, according to professors from University of New Hampshire and Yale this simply untrue.
As I mentioned in my post about the Student Debt crisis, I cannot stress the importance of knowing your worth enough! Please read this post through and learn of another great asset you might naturally have to offer for your career path.
Haven't heard of Emotional Intelligence before?
Don't worry! - it's a new business term coined by two very smart professors in 1990, but it wasn't until a man by the name of Daniel Goleman published a book where the term was something that very much shook the corporate world!
Within the book the author mentions the Five (5) Components of Emotional Intelligence:
- Motivation (defined as “a passion for work that goes beyond money and status”)
- Empathy for others
- Social skills, such as proficiency in managing relationships and building networks
Did you read that... You can be a more powerful leader with this skill
A leader is a very powerful person as they have the ability to influence someone. Influencing someone is the important process of affecting thoughts. Thoughts carry beliefs. Beliefs build a person. With great influence you can build a person. That's why companies pay lots of $$$ for leaders.
Want to see what Harvard had to say about Emotional Intelligence?
It sounds like common sense to say people who understand and manage their own and others’ emotions make better leaders... But, we've all worked in places where the manager was inept in dealing with change, understand and motivate others, and manage both positive and negative emotions to create an environment where everyone can be at their best.