The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
BusyCoaches know that a myriad of ingredients go into building successful teams. As a team building coach, I’ve come to believe that trust is the most important. In order to build trusting teams, each individual must grow in understanding how to get along with people.
Getting along with others requires Emotional Intelligence (EQ)—the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and the ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. EQ includes four skills—self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.
Roosevelt wouldn’t be surprised that research shows EQ as a better indicator of success in life than IQ. And the best news? Unlike our IQ (which stays fixed throughout our lifetime), our EQ can be improved through focused effort and practice.
Which of the four EQ skills needs your attention?