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The Gottman Institute: Emotional Intelligence is Key to Successful Leadership

https://www.gottman.com/blog/emotional-intelligence-key-successful-leadership/ This article provided by The Gottman Institute is a must-read for those looking to magnify their overall leadership presence – it clearly links the importance of emotional intelligence (“EQ”) to successful leadership.  The article explains why EQ is so important in relationship-building and managing teams, how strong EQ skills are necessary for ever-changing environments, and provides nine key traits related to EQ that successful leaders possess. In addition to useful examples on the impact EQ can make in the professional environment, the author also illustrates the importance of EQ in personal relationships and other typical everyday situations.  But back to business: it’s been proven that great leaders can double a company’s profits and this article demonstrates the influence EQ can have on not only the leaders themselves, but their overall organization and, in turn, their profits.  “…if leaders fail in this primal task of driving emotions in the right direction, nothing they do will work as well as it could or should”.