By Perminus Wainaina
When you think “emotional intelligence” what comes to your mind?
For me, emotional intelligence or “EQ” simply means being aware of your emotions and those of others.
And once you know this, it’s all about your ability to control your emotions and motivate yourself to be the best you can possibly be.
You will notice that the people who succeed in their personal lives, family and especially in their careers are those who have a high EQ.
Why? Because they know how to manage their emotions in a way that favors career success, builds networks and creating mutually beneficial relationships.
Whereas Intelligence Quotient (IQ) cannot be learned, Emotional Intelligence can be acquired.
Actually, research shows that the most successful people are those with a high EQ as opposed to IQ.
So how can emotional save your career and ultimately your life?
Through these 5 proven ways
1. Emotional intelligence is linked to soft skills
In today’s corporate world, soft skills are becoming more of a necessity compared to hard or technical skills.
This is because the job market is extremely saturated and on top of that, certain skills determine whether you perform well at your job or not.