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.
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.