The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Business

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Business


Theodore Henderson

“The Wisdom Man”

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Your emotional intelligence (EI) is your ability to determine and control your emotions and the emotions of other people. In general, it involves emotional awareness or your ability to identify emotions – the ability to capture and apply emotions to tasks such as problem-solving and thinking and capacity to control emotions, including regulating your feelings and helping other people feel better.

Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Career Success

Your level of emotional intelligence can have a significant impact on your professional life. Thus, it is crucial for you to know exactly what EI is and why you need it in your career. A workplace is comprised of workers who display a variety of personalities, emotions, and strengths. These can have a huge impact on their work and productivity.

To experience success in your career, then you have to show people that you are intelligent in the emotional sense. You have to display sensitivity when in the company of other people so that they will see you as someone who cares for them. People prefer to work with those who are at least somewhat caring and sensitive.

You also have to display camaraderie. Showing arrogance can hurt your chances of|If you seem arrogant, you may not get a huge shot at getting your most coveted position. It can ruin your chances of getting promoted. This is why you have to act cordial, polite, and respectful every time you interact with people in your workplace.

You should also be mindful when talking or interacting with your bosses and co-workers. Sometimes, people get threatened when those they work with are smarter, more talented, or more skillful than they are. It is just human nature. Accept as the fact that some people can be jealous of others’ talents, intelligence, and skills. So, you have to be sensitive during these times and try not to appear a know-it-all.

Importance of Emotional Intelligence: Effective Leadership

If you are the boss, then you need to have high emotional intelligence so you can render better decisions when it comes to hiring, promoting, and firing employees. Likewise, you need to assess the emotional intelligence of the people who apply to the company. A lot of managers tend to ask certain questions during the hiring process so that they will know who among the applicants have a better grip or control of their emotions.

Also, they study the emotional intelligence of the current employees to find out which of them have a potential to be a leader. The same goes for making a decision regarding salary increase and promotions.

Keep in mind that an employer who is emotionally intelligent has a higher job satisfaction and a lower turnover rate. If you are emotionally intelligent, you can create teams with happy and proactive members. Your employees will also be more likely to stay in the company and do their best at work.


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About The Author

Theodore Henderson works with business owners, entrepreneurs, and corporate professionals. He is an Amazon best-selling author, a Certified Career Coach, a Certified Leadership Coach, and a Certified Social Media Security Professional Powered by CompTIA. In addition he is the author of the business program “Launching Your Great Business Idea,” as well as the author of the following books; “The Wisdom Compass”, “9 Simple Strategies to Becoming A Strong Leader” and the Security eBook “30 Smart Ways to Protect Yourself from Cyber Criminals” aimed at owners of Smartphones, Mobile Devices, and also those who have significant online activities including Social Media, financial services, etc. He is available for keynotes, seminars, and workshops. He may be reached through

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