9 ‘brutal truths’ about EQ

I’m sure you know by now that I am a firm believer in emotional intelligence (EQ) and how it can lead you toward improved performance and overall success in the workplace. I’ve written on the topic many times in this blog. It makes perfect sense that developing competencies such as self-awareness, empathy and relationship building will help your professional career.

Justin Bariso, founder of Insight, gives nine “brutal truths” about EQ, which confirm its importance. Some of the truths are:

There is no quick way to develop it. Developing EQ takes time and effort.

It’s easy to regress. Your emotions can change from day to day, situation to situation, and so can your EQ.

It’s more about actions than feelings. While you can’t really control your feelings, you can control how you react to them – and that’s what EQ is all about.

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