Once again we have compiled a list of great emotional intelligence articles for you to read. This week’s articles include a lesson in emotional intelligence from Ikea, why 2021 will still require high levels of resilience and how to build it, and strategies for developing strong leadership skills. Check out the list below.
4 Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence in the New Year on FastCompany
A psychotherapist explains why it’s better to revise than reset EQ goals for 2021; “in preparing for the new year, we can use the strength skills that emotional intelligence provides to help us better revise how we want our lives to look. Here are four ways you can use the emotional intelligence competency of self-awareness to help you create a better life by design.”
Ikea Just Quietly Killed Its Famous Catalog. It’s a Brilliant Lesson in Emotional Intelligence on Inc.com
Ikea have decided to stop producing their famous catalog, both in print and digitally. In their statement announcing this decision there are “four words [that] noticeably sick out. They called it an ‘emotional but rational decision.’ In that simple phrase, we find a brilliant lesson in emotional intelligence that every business can learn from.”
Resilience: The Competency Every Leader Should Cultivate on Forbes
“Resilience is built by attitudes, values and behaviors that can be adopted and cultivated over time.” Find out ways to improve your resilience by practicing the seven traits in this article.
How to Become a Better Leader Through a Crisis on Entrepreneur.com
“A crisis isn’t just an opportunity to prove your mettle, though. Challenging circumstances can help you actively improve your leadership skills. If you’re uncertain about your leadership capabilities, or simply want to become a better leader for your company, consider the following tips to think more proactively about what that means, build on existing strengths and help correct any leadership shortcomings.”
Why Capable People Are Reluctant to Lead on Harvard Business Review
“All too often, promising employees fail to step up when leadership opportunities arise. What is it that holds so many people back? The authors describe new research that sheds light on three of the most common perceived risks that are associated with leadership: the risk to your interpersonal relationships, the risk to your image, and the risk of being blamed for failure.”
Top strategies for developing strong leadership skills on the HR Director
“While Character certainly plays a role in developing leadership qualities, leadership is, in essence, a skill. As such, it must be developed and continuously honed in order to unleash its true power.”
How Emotionally Intelligent People Act When Provoked on Inc.com
The author discusses a number of techniques you can use when dealing with someone who is trying to provoke or upset you. Try these methods to have a more emotionally intelligent approach to dealing with disputes.
5 Ways to Lead With Emotional Intelligence on Forbes
Recent events have forever changed what we need and expect from our leaders. “While traditional management skills are essential, a greater degree of emotional intelligence is necessary to nurture and motivate teams. And the good news is you can improve your emotional intelligence—if you’re willing to work at it.”
Emotionally Intelligent People Think Differently About These 11 Things on Inc.com
“It’s difficult to explain, impossible to measure. But once you start to develop it, you know: Emotional intelligence is a superpower. Emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage emotions, allows you to see the world from a different perspective. It’ll get you through the worst of times. Help you enjoy the best of times.” The author goes through a list of things you will view differently after developing your emotional intelligence.
2021 Will Demand Even More Resilience At Work. Here’s How To Build It on Forbes
“We’re in for another year of change and uncertainty, so it’s critical that we take this moment to review our own professional resilience, and help our colleagues and teams review theirs. Here are three essential questions to ask yourself and others about your resilience at work, to ensure your foundations are in solid shape for the year ahead.”