Emotional Intelligence, as the term suggests, is the ability to deal with emotions intelligently. Emotional intelligence covers things like knowing your emotions, responding to them, and being aware of how your emotions can impact other people's emotions and behaviors. Teenagers, as growing leaders, remain unsure of the importance of managing and communicating emotions to run a business or startup successfully. Emotional Intelligence is often overlooked as a component in leadership because of its soft nature, but it is a key component in leadership. Leadership demands inputs from every area because no matter how skilled you are in the intellectual aspects of your business, you need to be emotionally intelligent to manage a team.
To understand the working environment effectively, a leader must be emotionally intelligent because otherwise, the leader wouldn't be able to understand the perspectives and needs of the team members. Leaders of tomorrow should be aware of their emotions, how their emotions can affect the business and team members, and effective ways of leading their emotions in the right direction. Here are a few parameters of emotional intelligence that you must be aware of as a leader.
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Emotional Intelligence is not something that can be imbibed overnight. It will take time and throughout your journey, you will discover methods of directing emotions to help your purpose. At times you will learn by watching your surroundings and your team members. At the same time, you will keep discovering its benefits.
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