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Ethan Dysert: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Business


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One of the most important qualities a leader must possess is emotional intelligence. The best leaders have high emotional intelligence, and it helps them understand themselves and their team members.

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Ethan Dysert: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Business

  1. 1. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Business WWW. ETHANMDYSERT. COM Ethan Dysert
  2. 2. What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional intelligence can be defined as “the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others” (Psychology Today). In general, the more you can empathize with another person the greater emotional intelligence you possess.
  3. 3. Managing Yourself If you want to lead others, you will need to be able to control your emotions.  Everybody has neurotic tendencies. Yet people with high emotional intelligence are able to control their negative tendencies so they don’t interfere with work. Part of managing your emotions is being aware of them. Self­awareness is key to increasing your emotional intelligence.
  4. 4. Social Awareness Social awareness is the ability to understand other people’s emotions and react accordingly to different social situations. Social awareness contributes to your ability to have positive relationships with others.  Emotional intelligence is the ability to remain flexible and adapt to any social situation that arises.
  5. 5. 3 Tips for Increasing Emotional Intelligence Don’t jump to negative conclusions or take everything personally. Learn how to manage stress. You can practice yoga, meditation, or breathing exercises. These three activities will help you stay cool during stressful situations. Set boundaries. Emotionally intelligent people are not afraid to express negative emotions, and they don’t hold on to guilty feelings after expressing disappointment.