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The 5 Measures of Emotional Intelligence

TalkShop Emotional Intelligence TipsIntelligence Quotient (IQ) was once regarded as the primary gauge for success in life. After all, being bright has its benefits – good grades, technical know-how, and the reputation of being “smart.” But the importance of IQ diminishes as one goes up the corporate ladder. This is when Emotional Quotient (EQ) takes precedence. EQ measures the emotional intelligence, the ability to connect and influence others. Today, it is the most desirable trait businesses require of their leaders.

How does one measure EQ? How does one gauge if a person has a high level of EQ needed to be a good boss, leader, husband, parent, team player? Without going through psychological tests, Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO shares these telltale signs:

1. Awareness and control of emotions. He uses his emotions in constructive ways. In stressful situations, he waits it out – listening, assessing, thinking things over. He does not give in to emotional outbursts.

2. Picks up emotional states of people. A good leader can sense the room. He makes it a point to know what his people are going through outside of work, and provides the support and understanding needed.

3. Demonstrates openness. He is approachable and knows how to listen. He has the maturity to regard criticisms as opportunities to improve situations.

4. Is socially competent. He relates well with his team and others. He is a source of inspiration, and so makes things happen.

5. Lets others shine. He recognizes talent, acknowledges, and rewards. He is not threatened by others as he is secure in his own abilities.

Viesca informs, “The good news is that EQ can be enhanced. It is a matter of cultivating self-awareness and working on areas of improvement. TalkShop’s “Influential Leadership Training” program shows you how to be a better leader, and how to stand out in a workplace among equals. This is where EQ will help one shine.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “Competitive Intelligence”

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN

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