By Marcel Schwantes via inc.com Article
9 Questions Emotionally Intelligent People Always Ask
“… the study of EQ has not had a smooth history. It has been debated since the mid-1990s over its effectiveness as an evidence-based leadership model, or as a predictor of job success.
Sure, I agree that in many professions — some higher-level teaching, medicine, accounting, engineering, and other highly-technical professions — IQ still remains the best predictor of job success.
But here’s where it gets tricky. Once you land a job in your field of expertise, and start thinking about increasing your role, getting promoted, leading others, and navigating political landscapes, IQ will be begging for EQ to show up. …
9 Questions You Need To Ask
Daniel Goleman, the foremost authority on emotional intelligence, has put together these questions …
- Are you usually aware of your feelings and why you feel that way?
- Are you aware of your limitations, as well as your personal strengths, as a leader?
- Can you manage your distressing emotions well — e.g., recover quickly when you get upset or stressed?
- Can you adapt smoothly to changing realities?
- Do you keep your focus on your main goals, and know the steps it takes to get there?
- Can you usually sense the feelings of the people you interact with and understand their way of seeing things?
- Do you have a knack for persuasion and using your influence effectively?
- Can you guide a negotiation to a satisfactory agreement, and help settle conflicts?
- Do you work well on a team, or prefer to work on your own?”