Any leader today should understand the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) – the ability to understand and work well with others. Leaders that embody this human-focused trait are good listeners, empathetic and make attentive and complete decisions.
Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, writes in a recent Inc.com post that EI is going to become even more valuable in years to come. He cites Harvey Deutschendorf, EI expert and author, who says companies are placing a higher value on this trait because it leads to a competitive advantage.
How can this trait be practiced so it comes more naturally to today’s leaders?
Schwantes summarizes a blog post by Six Seconds CEO Joshua Freedman that takes advice from company leaders worldwide. Some of the responses I found most helpful include:continue reading »