On the topic of intelligence, there is much debate about whether it is emotional intelligence (EQ) or cognitive intelligence (IQ) is more important. When it comes to the workplace, technical skills associated with IQ can get you so far but the social skills that come with high EQ can make all the difference. When attending school and studying at university, intelligence levels are often determined by how quickly students retain technical information and perform in exams rather than by measuring skill levels such as how well students manage their time, function as part of a team or display strong leadership. Let’s delve into the world of intelligence and compare the two.
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When it comes to success in both your professional and personal life, there is one skill that will allow you to navigate any environment with ease: Emotional Intelligence. And the word is out among organisations. Many companies who were once largely focused on where new hires studied have learned that technical skills and a degree alone don’t equate to a successful employee. The way an employee conducts themself, expresses themself, and interacts with others are becoming increasingly important when it comes to hiring. We’ll look into 4 traits that make up an emotionally intelligent person. (more…)
Interpersonal skills. You use them every day without even knowing it. We use interpersonal skills when we communicate and interact with people both personally and professionally. But what are these skills? And why are they so important? (more…)
This article series is about successful and great leadership with emotional intelligence. In the first part, we examined how you can become more aware of your emotional state at any given moment. In this article, we want to discuss what you can do about it. (more…)
Do your employees lack perceptiveness in understanding meaning? Misinterpreting what people say and how they say things can lead to a bad atmosphere. This situation is not good for effective teamwork and can negatively affect morale, job satisfaction, and performance. Perceptiveness is being lost as a core soft skill, but Bookboon has a solution available today. (more…)