"Emotional intelligence and leadership go hand in hand." - Farah Harris
So let's talk about emotional intelligence. What is it?
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is being aware of emotions and understanding how they effect others. EQ can be used by leaders to improve workplace culture and create a more productive and supportive environment.
Here are three tips for leaders looking to use emotional intelligence to improve their workplace culture:
Take the time to understand your team. Building relationships with your team and understanding their unique strengths and challenges is key to creating a workplace where everyone feels supported and valued.
Lead by example. As a leader, you set the tone for the workplace culture. By modeling emotional intelligence and demonstrating empathy, you can help your team develop these skills as well.
Prioritize mental health and well-being. In today's fast-paced work environment, it's more important than ever to prioritize mental health and well-being. By creating a workplace culture that values and supports well-being, you can improve productivity and create a more positive work environment.
To learn more, check out episode 5 Leader's Lens Part 1: Building a Better Workplace Through Emotional Intelligence where Farah Harris and I dive deep into this topic.