Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to accurately tune into and regulate your own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior are the key ingredients for self-awareness and reflection. Using emotions to facilitate social communication, empathizing with others, and perceiving how others feel assists in managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. Developing higher levels of “Emotional Intelligence” has been proven to be the single most powerful thing you can do to advance your career, influence relationships, and get people to trust and believe in you and your vision. Learn to lead through self-knowledge, self-control, and by connecting with and empowering others.
Decades of behavioral decision research has consistently shown that emotions, more than any other contributing factor, are what motivate us to act. Every decision we make, every choice to act or not act is determined by our intention to manage our feelings in one way or another, to either feel better or to avoid feeling badly. Emotion is the single pivot point to determine how well you know yourself, how you deal with adversity and conflict, and how well you relate to others.