Developing your leadership skills has to do with many things – including E.I.

It’s no mystery. Emotional Intelligence is a powerful tool and behaviour to help you achieve business goals and improve the skills of being a leader.

Forbes Magazine calls E.I. ‘the ultimate soft skill.’
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As a business coach, I like to keep up with relevant media. I also like to show clients how knowing how to control the way you feel can help you become an effective leader.

In a high-pressure environment, leading and elevating involves managing people. It also involves helping them manage the company.

And as we’re not robots, all of that involves emotions.

I like the Forbes piece. It confirms that companies seek out managers and leaders who have high levels of empathy and emotional control. Who are adept at building trust, motivated and able to inspire employee loyalty. Loyalty is essential for good productivity and results.

Emotional intelligence to inspire loyalty. This is one very important aspect a good business coach can help you with. Being able to recognize, understand and control your emotions will help you manage your leadership skills and build your company with the people you work with.

By relating better to other people’s feelings and behaviours, you can develop empathy and meet them where they are. That’s essential to great leadership, says the Forbes article.

How do you actually measure the ROI on empathy, people skills and how we handle social relationships, as the EQ factor?

Can’t get much clearer than this article: which includes:

According to a research paper entitled EQ and the Bottom Line, ‘restaurants managed by managers with high emotional intelligence showed an annual profit growth of 22 percent versus an annual average growth of 15 percent for the same period.’ 

That’s not all. Folks with these high EQ scores make $29,000 average more each year than their counterparts with lower EQ.

One of the things I like to do as a business coach is inspire clients with studies like these. They reflect potential, productivity and results. All the things a good coach should help you with.

Ready to explore your Emotional-Intelligence factor?