Why Emotional Intelligence is Critical to Your Performance at Work

Why Emotional Intelligence is Critical to Your Performance at Work

A great article over on LinkedIn by Dr. Travis Bradbury discusses The Importance of Being Genuine. After testing the emotional intelligence (EQ) of over 1 million people, TalentSmart discovered how important it relates to our careers. But EQ is something you can’t fake – it only matters if it is genuine. Sincerity as a leader or co-worker can go great lengths in your job and work environment.

An excerpt:

People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs. Ninety percent of top performers have high EQs, and a single-point increase in your EQ adds $1,300 to your salary. I could go on and on.

Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with tremendous results.

Read the full article here.

About the Author
John Compton
John has served as a Medical Device Industry Executive Recruiter, building relationships specifically in New England since 2002. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, NY and is a Babson MBA. John is also a former Army Officer and US Army Ranger School Leadership Award Recipient.