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What does it mean to be smart? You may think that having a high IQ is everything but are you emotionally intelligent?

Emotional intelligence is being aware of your actions and feelings – and how they affect those around you. It also involves being aware of how others are feeling and responding appropriately.

It’s having an awareness of how your emotions drive your decisions so you can effectively engage with and  influence others.

How does one show emotional intelligence?

1.Self awareness: People with high emotional intelligence are usually very self-aware. They understand their emotions and how their actions affect others.

2. Self-regulation: This is the next step after understanding your emotions. You need to be in control of them. Sure, the pressures of life and work can get the best of us. But you need to control those  negative feelings and use them constructively to solve problems, not yell or be angry.

3. Motivation: Most emotionally intelligent people are good at motivating themselves without needing external support. Whether you are a leader or employee, emotional intelligence helps you set goals and motivate yourself  to reach those goals.

4. Empathy:  Being aware of the feelings and emotions of other people. You can place yourself in their shoes and feel what they are feeling.

5. Social Skills: People who are emotionally intelligent are able to build bonds and trust quickly with others on their teams.

Let me emphasize that,

You can have all the academic and professional qualifications needed for your career but emotional intelligence is what WILL help you handle the job.

Do you want to be a better leader (or get promoted to a leadership position)? Would you like to know how to deal with different personalities within your team so you accomplish better results through others?

Come and join other professionals attending this emotional intelligence training to help you foster good relationships in your personal and professional life.

To book a spot, email Catherine, the training coordinator, on catherine@corporatestaffing.co.ke and copy muthoni@corporatestaffing.co.ke