Why Emotional Intelligence is Essential for Leadership

March 22, 2021

Nathan Schaffernoth

When thinking about effective leadership, it can be easy to focus on the tangible: what needs to be done and how quickly can it be accomplished? While this is important, it is just as important to develop self-awareness and team-building skills as leaders. Leaders should ask questions, be accessible, be vulnerable, and create an environment that allows people to feel safe to give feedback, and this requires emotional intelligence.

Join Russ Ewell as he talks with Dr. Patricia Thompson, a corporate psychologist and executive coach, about the need for leaders across all organizations to develop emotional intelligence, and to create a culture among your team that encourages collaboration and growth.