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Emotional Intelligence and the Workplace

By Leah Doyle  

We hear a lot about Emotional Intelligence (EI) but what is it and why is it important?

EQEmotional intelligence forms the juncture at which cognition and emotion meet. It facilitates our capacity for resilience, motivation, empathy, reasoning, stress management, communication, and our ability to navigate a plethora of social situations and conflicts. EI matters and, if cultivated, affords the opportunity to realize a more fulfilled and happy life, both personally and professionally.

Living in this world means interacting with many different types of people, as well as constant change and surprises. Being emotionally intelligent is key to how you respond to what life gives us. It’s also a key component of compassion and understanding the deeper reasons behind other people's actions.

This is particularly important in the workplace. Great leaders want to bring out the best in people and create a thriving environment that promotes both business growth and a healthy workforce. A great article from the Center for Creative Leadership, entitled Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness, highlights the importance, and benefits of leading with intelligence.

Our network of EI keynote speakers are proficient in understanding various nuances of interpersonal relationships - helping your event attendees in both their professional and personal lives.


Written by Leah Doyle
Leah originally joined SpeakInc in 2006 and currently serves as their Digital Marketer and Analyst. Originally from Southern California, Leah is a graduate of San Diego State University. She currently lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband, John, and their two children. If she's not taxiing her kids to the ball fields, you can find her at the beach or a local coffee shop!

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