Ep05: Develop your EQ. It matters!

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In this episode (series), Mei Phing discusses why developing emotional intelligence (EQ) is essential for success in the professional world. EQ involves self-awareness, empathy, and understanding others. It allows for better communication, relationship building, and emotional management. 



00:40 πŸ”₯ EQ is the number one skill for success in career and business.

03:00 🀝 EQ involves self-awareness and understanding others.

06:45 😊 Having a high EQ allows for better empathy and genuine relationships.

09:50 🌟 Self-awareness helps in recognizing triggers and managing emotions.

13:30 πŸ’‘ Lack of self-awareness can lead to negative perceptions and ineffective leadership.


Key Insights

πŸ€” Developing EQ requires self-awareness and understanding of one’s strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and triggers. It allows for better emotional management and control over circumstances.

🌍 EQ is crucial for building positive relationships and collaborating effectively in both personal and professional settings. It involves empathy and the ability to put oneself in someone else’s shoes.

πŸ’Ό In the professional world, high EQ is highly valued as it leads to better communication, collaboration, and leadership. It helps create a positive and productive work environment.

😬 Lack of self-awareness can negatively impact how others perceive us and our leadership abilities. It is important to recognize our blind spots and work on developing EQ to gain respect and be effective leaders.

βœ… Taking a personality test, such as the Myers Briggs test, can help in understanding oneself better. However, it is essential to use the results to improve and not justify negative traits.

πŸ—£οΈ Communication, listening skills, and the ability to manage conflicts are all related to EQ. Developing EQ skills can lead to sustained success and better professional outcomes.

🧠 Developing EQ is not easy and requires intention, observation, and practice. It is a continuous process of self-improvement and growth.



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