“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”
Leadership success in one’s career and life requires more than just good technical skills, intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision. These are certainly important and necessary, but they aren’t sufficient. To truly succeed as an effective leader you need to add the five components of emotional intelligence.
Emotional intelligence as a concept entered the mainstream in the mid-1990’s by Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.… Read the rest