In today’s world where Technology is used to automate & make businesses , manage all your payments in one single click, setup virtual infrastructure and so on, there is intense competition to consistently upgrade, differentiate, deliver & be successful . The race starts much earlier in one’s life, where to be successful, everyone aims to gain their education from top schools, graduate from top universities / IIT’s / IIM’s,…….
With consistent hard work & focus, people turn out to be successful in clearing the hurdles of competitive examination and eventually land up in their dream jobs, getting a monthly income which probably their parents took years to earn.
But many struggle while dealing with practical scenarios involving emotions & people, and are found changing jobs or being dissatisfied with their job…. A study published this summer in the Harvard Business Review confirmed that young top performers are leaving in droves.
The reasons are several. Sometimes changing jobs is about money, More often, it’s because of their inflexibility to adapt to change, they weren’t clear on what they want to do, their inability to cope with the ever increasing demands from the job and inability to deal with people around
So what does it take to be a top performer? Why are people unclear on their goals? Why people are inable to deliver inspite of having all required skills?
One of the prime factors is Goal setting & plans to accomplish the goals, for which you need to
- Figure out what you want to do.
- Take a small step toward that goal.
- Pause to see what you learned from taking that step.
- Build the learning into that next small step and so on
However, when it comes to predicting your success and professional achievement, the most important factor is the Emotional Intelligence, and not just the logical reasoning ability and technical intelligence
It doesn’t matter if you did not receive the best academic training from a top university. A person with less education who has fully developed their Emotional Intelligence can be far more successful than a person with an impressive education who falls short in Emotional Intelligence.
In this diversified world, you will have people with all different working styles and management styles. The key is matching up the right people to balance each other’s strengths and weaknesses and personalities which will benefit everyone around you as well. If you can master the complexities of these unique form of intelligence, research tells us you will achieve greater success and be regarded as more professionally competent and capable.
“Emotional literacy is the key to personal power, because emotions are powerful.” – Claude Steiner
So what is Emotional Intelligence (EI) all about?
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage both your own emotions, and those of the people around you. It is about regulating these feelings in yourself and others, using emotions that are appropriate to the situation that enhance both your personal and interpersonal effectiveness, self-motivation, and building relationships.
Daniel Goleman, the father of Emotional Quotient (EQ) stated “In a study of skills that distinguish star performers in every field from entry-level jobs to executive positions, the single most important factor was not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical experience, it was EQ. Of the competencies required for excellent performance, 67% were emotional competencies.”
Watch this space to find out more on important elements of EI, Role of EI in generating productive & profitable outcome and how to strengthen your EQ for building your success graph