Friday Unwind – EQ – the defining trait of a leader

10 Feb


The longer I have been in leadership, the more I have come to value (and focus on my personal development of) emotional intelligence. In fact, as this video from Harvard Business Review explains, emotional intelligence of EQ may even be a better predictor of success than IQ.

As the video describes, for leaders wanting to increase their own EQ competency, there are 5 areas to focus on:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social Skill

If you want to read more about the concept, please check out the book by the same name written by Daniel Goleman.

Have a great weekend.

All the best, kevin