Emotional Intelligence (EI)

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to manage both your own emotions and understand the emotions of people around you. 

Understanding Emotional Intelligence

There are five key elements to EI: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Studies show that there is a correlation between people with high EI and positive workplace performance, although no causal relationships have been shown. EI is typically associated with empathy because it involves a person connecting their personal experiences with those of others. 

What are the Key Components of Emotional Intelligence?

Effective leaders are often very emotionally intelligent. In the workplace, it’s important for leaders to be self-aware and able to view things objectively. 

What Strategies Can Leaders Use to Improve Their Emotional Intelligence?

A good leader always wants to improve and look for their best version, so here are some tips to practice and be better prepared to face hard situations: 

What are the Consequences of Low Emotional Intelligence in Leadership?

Keep in mind that when being a leader and working with people, they are not robots and they have emotions. These are some consequences that may exist:


Leaders set the tone of their organization. If they lack emotional intelligence, it could have more consequences, resulting in lower employee engagement and they will choose to leave. If you want to be a good leader, the most important characteristic is to be open to improving. Why not take that option that would allow you to be closer to your team and build trust? Not only with them, but also with you.