Author: Guest Blogger Maria Zangardi

How to Lead with Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence has long been discussed as the way to understand and motivate self and others towards success and create collaborative teams.  Defined originally by Peter Salavoy and John Mayer  as the ability to recognize, understand and manage our own emotions and that of others, Emotional Intelligence has four key elements – self-awareness, social awareness, self-management and relationship management.   Studies have shown that more than two-thirds of a leader’s success depends on qualities that are elements of emotional intelligence such as empathy, trustworthiness, respect and approach-ability. Continue reading