IQ Isn’t Enough To Be A Great Leader. What Is Your EQ?

 

Sheila Madden, CEO, Madden Coaching & Consulting

What is EQ you ask? 

It is Emotional Intelligence. Simply stated: Being intelligent about emotions, yours and others. 80-90% of leadership effectiveness is based on EQ not IQ. There are 4 components:

  • Self Awareness
  • Social Awarenes
  • Self Management
  • Relationship Management.

It all starts with Self Awareness, without that, you can’t develop fully in the other areas.

Do You Want Any Of These Things?

  • A fabulous career that integrates perfectly with your life
  • A great relationship
  • A happy, healthy family
  • Friends that make you laugh and enjoy being alive
  • Wonderful health
  • Passionate hobbies that inspire you
  • Fulfillment of your potential

As an executive coach I can tell you that the most important ingredient that catapults my clients into the successful achievement of what they want in their lives is self-awareness. 

Answer these 10 questions and you’re on your way:

  1. What makes you happy?
  2. How do you define success?
  3. What kicks success up to fulfillment for you?
  4. What values and beliefs shape your decision-making and actions?
  5. What do you feel passionate about?
  6. What are your natural talents and strengths and how do you use them?
  7. Which emotions are caused by what situations for you?
  8. What are your hot buttons and how do you prevent them from being pushed, or recover when they are?
  9. What people and situations bring out the best in you and which bring out the worst?
  10. What do you want to make sure and do before you die?
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