Defining EI and starting with self-awareness

The hands of two colleagues in a meeting at work. One person has green nail polish and the other had long gold acrylic nails.

Sometimes it’s helpful to return to the basics. How do we describe Emotional Intelligence? It can be difficult to reduce it to a single explanation.

There does tend to be agreement, however, that both self-awareness and an ability to regulate how you act on your emotions are crucial components of emotional intelligence.

Suzanne Ross, “Explainer: what is emotional intelligence and why do you need it?” The Conversation

Suzanne Ross suggests self-awareness and self-control are where leaders should start. She looks not only at leaders who have succeeded, but also at those who have fallen from political grace, in her exploration of where it might be most helpful for leaders to start.

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