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Unleash Your Inner Leader: 5 Tips to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the true hallmark of effective leadership. ✨

EI is the ability to recognize, understand, and manage, our own emotions while effectively interacting with the emotions of others. Enhancing these skills is the subject of this week's


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𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿?

✔️ It is the secret sauce behind strong relationships and resilient teams

✔️ It contributes to whether you are perceived as promotable

✔️ Leaders with high EI build open & supportive cultures

𝟱 𝗧𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲

Reflect on your emotions. Look for what triggered them and acknowledge their impact. Journaling can be an invaluable tool. The more you know about your emotional landscape, the better equipped you are to navigate it.

📖 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:

𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩, Tasha Eurich

Cultivate empathy by actively listening and seeking to understand perspectives different from your own. Acknowledge and validate others' emotions, fostering inclusivity and collaboration. Displaying empathy doesn't mean you agree with the person, just that you acknowledge their perspective.

📖 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:

𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙀𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙮, Patrick King

Listening is the key communication skill tied to emotional intelligence. It enhances your knowledge and fosters strong relationships. Listen actively by putting your phone away and giving full attention to the speaker. Pay attention to non-verbal cues. They often convey emotions more vividly than words. Paraphrasing and reflecting on the speaker's emotions demonstrates genuine understanding.

📖 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:

𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙤 𝙇𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣, Oscar Trimboli

A calm and resilient mindset benefits your well-being and sets the tone for a flexible and focused team. Develop strategies to manage stress, whether through walking in nature, mindfulness, exercise, or other personal outlets.
📖 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨-𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙛 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣, Melanie Greenberg

Conflict is inevitable, but how it's handled defines a leader. Acknowledge the emotions involved, remain objective, and seek collaborative solutions. Conflict situations actually provide an opportunity to strengthen relationships if handled well.

📖 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣:

𝘾𝙧𝙪𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 (3𝙧𝙙 𝙚𝙙), Joseph Grenny, et. al.

What ideas do you have to improve EI?


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