Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Building an awareness of our emotions and the impact they have on others sits at the center of everything we do in Forum. We know that Emotional Intelligence can be improved and Forum happens to be the practice field for our community.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is not about being emotional but being intelligent about your emotions. This includes being able to identify, control and concisely communicate your own emotions. When you bring the principles of EQ to work and life, responsibilities (such as tough conversations) that once challenged you seem easier. Leading with EQ has a contagious effect as it transforms your company culture. People feel the positive impacts of being heard and they begin incorporating EQ into their lives as well.

So, do you lead with Emotional Intelligence? To get a temperate reading, take this quiz from Harvard Business Review to see how you score.

Here are four simple ways you can lead with emotional intelligence:

  1. Listen
  2. Ask clarifying questions
  3. Instead of giving advice, share your experiences
  4. Hold Yourself Accountable

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