Are you bringing your EQ with you to work?

Apr 11, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

“Gone are the days when emotional intelligence was seen as a soft skill,” says Wiehann Rademan, Head: Assessment and Development Centres at SanlamConnect. “Rather, it is an essential skill – especially when it comes to business.” Weighing up: emotional intelligence“Many books have been written on this essential set of life skills that we all need – not only to survive, but also to thrive,” says Wiehann. “The days of viewing emotional intelligence as a soft skill are long gone. Rather, today, it is seen as an essential skill, especially when it comes to business.” Wiehann explains that it’s a crucial part of dealing with everyday life, as well as managing the demands and stresses of a career. “Contrary to belief, while intellectual abilities (IQ) may assist you to do well academically, many behavioural specialists would see emotional intelligence (EQ) as being essential for people to deal best with life’s challenges, It is often CEOs, managers and staff who thrive when they utilise skills synonymous with emotional intelligence,” he says. Read More