Why Emotional Intelligence is important
Have you ever felt at work that people do not trust your opinion or that you are not asked for opinions as often as you would like? It may be a sign that your are not managing your emotions well enough, and that is having a negative impact on your daily life. Failure is not a sign of weak Emotional Intelligence, but it is the way we handle the flaws that we show our Emotional Intelligence level.
According to studies conducted by Hay Group and Daniel Goleman, the capabilities considered essential for excellence in all types of professions are:
- 67% emotional skills
- 33% related to cognitive or technical skills
- 90% of people with higher levels of performance have high levels of emotional intelligence
In Leadership roles, the emotional competences were still more relevant reaching 80%.
Emotional intelligence is the basis of many key skills of your day-to-day, without which it is hard to be a good leader:
- Stress Management
- Self Confidence
- Inspirational Leadership
- Developing Others
Organizations thus hire their talents for one of three reasons:
- Superficial (smile, pose, appearance, clothing, personality, manners, interests, goals)
- Knowledge and Experience (education, certifications, titles, capacities, credentials, training, knowledge, experience)
- Social / Emotional Intelligence (personal responsibility, communication, social skills, self-control, attitude, adaptability, commitment, stress management, self management, motivation)
Some organizations hire people for the 1st or 2nd reason, but most organizations lose people because of the 3rd reason.