As we had a sold-out crowd for the emotional intelligence workshop, ran by Ann Logan from Vanguard, we wanted to share key takeaways, even if you missed it.
What even is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?
Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize our own feelings and those of others, motivate ourselves, and manage emotions in ourselves and in our interpersonal relationships. Research shows that one’s emotional intelligence has a clear impact on their performance and it’s something you can grow. Increasing your emotional intelligence will not only make you a more productive and self-aware individual, but it will also create a more inclusive environment that is beneficial to the workplace.
Emotional Intelligence is broken down into 5 categories:
What have we learned?
Emotional Intelligence can be grown and can boost your emotions and interpersonal relationships. Get to know yourself, ask others for help when you need it and realize you can’t control everything. Take a step back when you need to and learn to keep your cool. Not only will you feel better, but you will make everyone around you feel valued and respected. Stop assuming, ask for feedback.
Other resources Ann shared: