Experts with suboptimal emotional intelligence lack the personal discipline to be individually effective. They also lack interpersonal skills to engage with and influence others.
Ask yourself these questions:
Would there be value in undertaking an emotional intelligence assessment (such as the free test in the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradbury and Greaves)?
Should I invest in a more extensive assessment? One in which the views of my colleagues are included, such as the Genos International EQ test. (We highly recommend this.)
What ad-hoc feedback might I be able to gather about how I interact with other colleagues around my emotional intelligence?
Are there some gaps that are obvious to me from reading this chapter?
Does my organisation have some existing tools I could leverage to inform the extent of my current emotional intelligence?
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