Emotionally intelligent leaders helm more motivated, happier workforces. And they do it by asking themselves these questions.
Since we’ve become increasingly aware of emotional intelligence, or EI, a great deal of focus has been on the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership. While it is recognized that EI is important in all levels of an organization, it becomes more crucial in leadership. Many studies have shown a direct negative impact of bad leaders on employee morale and retention, as well as productivity. Emotionally intelligent leaders are more self aware and aware of the needs of those they serve, making them excellent motivators, coaches, and mentors.