Leadership Resources

Leadership Resources from the Carlson Executive MBA Program

The 10 Qualities of an Emotionally Intelligent Person By Christopher D. Connors

https://medium.com/personal-growth/the-10-qualities-of-an-emotionally-intelligent-person-f595440af4fb We are emotional creatures who often make irrational decisions based on an emotional reaction. However, if we work towards harnessing our emotional intelligence (EQ), we can start to be more sound in our ability to always operate at our peak level. The author gives 10 specific things to work on: empathy, self-awareness, curiosity, analytical mind, belief, needs and wants, passion, optimism, adaptability, and desire to help others succeed and succeed for yourself. The final one is particularly interesting, as the author notes, ” Not only is this a brilliant safeguard against envy and greed, it also revitalizes our passion and drives us toward achieving our next goal. It helps us gain allies and builds powerful relationships that come back to help us in reciprocal fashion.”