Intelligence is measured in various ways. EQesque’s Managing Director Alexander Davies believes personal and business development can be gained at a rapid pace by being more socially aware of your environment and individuals in it.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathise with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict. Emotional intelligence impacts many different aspects of a person’s daily life, such as the way a person behaves and the way they interact with others.
If a person has high emotional intelligence they are able to recognise their own emotional state and the emotional states of others and engage with people in a way that draws them to them. People can use this understanding of emotions to relate better to other people, form healthier relationships, achieve greater success at work and lead a more fulfilling life.
Emotional Intelligence is fast becoming a leadership buzz word and is an important factor in leadership and success; Emotional Intelligence helps a person build stronger relationships, succeed at work and achieve career and personal goals. The reason why Emotional Intelligence is important in leadership and success is because it consists of four key attributes:
- Self-awareness– Leaders will recognise their own emotions, will know their strengths and weaknesses and have self-confidence.
- Self-management– Leaders are able to control impulsive feelings and behaviours, manage emotions in healthy ways, take initiative, follow through on commitments and adapt to changing circumstances.
- Social awareness– Leaders can understand the emotions, needs and concerns of other people, pick up on emotional cues, feel comfortable socially and recognise the power dynamics in a group or organisation.
- Relationship management– Leaders know how to develop and maintain good relationships, communicate clearly, inspire and influence others, work well in a team and manage conflict.
‘Having a greater Emotional Intelligence can help a person in almost any interpersonal and professional situation where it is important to read others and plan your actions accordingly,’ states Johan Gericke Managing Director of EQesque.
EQesque is an outsourced sales and marketing firm that create brand awareness and loyalty and increase their clients’ market share through acquiring new customers. The firm provides their clients with the best face-to-face representation with the goal of finding long-term and loyal customers and become the preferred method of customer acquisition for their clients. Achieving this goal will allow the firm to grow and expand into new markets in order to extend their clients’ reach.