This week, the most popular articles on emotional intelligence and leadership discuss the importance of authenticity for leading in a changing world and how empathy is the new kind of leadership. Check out 10 Emotional Intelligence Blogs to read this week.

1. It has been said that more than intelligence and talent, resilience is the single most important trait required to succeed in today’s highly complex market.” Entrepreneur.com conducted interviews with multi-business leaders about some of their biggest challenges and one recurring theme came up: a demand for resilience.
Read: 10 Successful Leaders Share How They Developed the Resilience to Push Through the Most Challenging Times on Entrepreneur.com

2. 10 contributors to Forbes Human Resources Council look at how emotional intelligence can help businesses make a more significant impact and why it’s so essential for potential hires.”
Read:10 Ways Emotional Intelligence Bolsters Business Results on Forbes

3. “When it comes to leadership effectiveness, who has a competitive edge? Someone operating from intelligence (IQ) or emotional intelligence (EQ)?”. The author discusses the fact that while intelligence is important in leadership, emotional intelligence is key to “raising your leadership capacity to new heights.”
Read: 3 Things Separate Leaders with Emotional Intelligence from Those with IQ on Inc.com

“4. To effectively lead an organization during times of significant change, leaders need to work harder at honing their authenticity. Doing so will help them build a culture of trust wherein the demands of both the business and the people can be met.”
Read: Leading with Authenticity In A Changing World on Forbes

5. “While news headlines and social media posts may be difficult to digest these days, we’ve never been more digitally connected with our customers, employees and communities. With access to all this information, now is the right time for us to lean into our emotional intelligence and express empathy in everything that we do — not just for personal development, but also for business growth.”
Read: Empathy: A New Kind of Leadership on Forbes

6. “It’s not accidental that some companies have higher employee engagement, morale and productivity and lower absenteeism, burnout and turnover. What are they doing that separates them from organizations lagging behind? They make employee resilience and well-being top priority. But there’s an irony to this story. By putting employee self-care at the top of the list, top-notch companies automatically boost the organization’s bottom line.”
Read: 10 Habits of Resilient Employees and How Company Leaders Can Support Them on Forbes

7. “As it turns out, the most effective leaders don’t shy away from their emotions — but they don’t let them run wild either. It’s all about striking a balance and learning to manage your feelings constructively. Your emotions can impact your team’s morale and motivation. So it’s worth figuring out how to deal with emotionally charged situations in the workplace.”
Read: ‘Grin and Bear It’ Is Wrong. Here’s What Great Leaders Understand About Emotional Intelligence On Entrpreneur.com

8. The author discusses how, to help your team improve, every team member, including leaders, need to first work on themselves. By improving their own self-awareness and personal accountability, teams can work towards more meaningful and long-lasting relationships.
Read: To Improve Your Team, First Work on Yourself on Harvard Business Review

9. “There are several things you can do to keep your cool during a conversation or to calm yourself down if you’ve gotten worked up.” The author discusses ways to try and help keep calm when in stressful conversations.
Read: How to Control Your Emotions During a Difficult Conversation on Harvard Business Review

10. “Leadership is not innate: It can be taught. If you’re struggling to lead your team during this pandemic, here’s a roundup of my advice with the help of some successful students and alumni.”
Read: Why Strong Leadership Skills Are More Important Now Than Ever on Entrepreneur.com

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