A business book that includes an online quiz and improvement strategies = engagement. This book begins with explaining the value of an individual's emotional intelligence "EQ" score vs their intelligence quotient "IQ" score. Something that fascinated me were the metrics and statistics gathered by the authors. EQ is so critical; it accounts for 58% of performance in all jobs. Also, on a 100-point scale, every added EQ point adds $1,300.00 to an annual salary. In other terms, people with high EQ scores make an average of $29,000 more per year than people with low EQ scores. These statistics definitely peaked my interest.
What does emotional intelligence look like?
First we need to understand the four EQ skills which are:
1. Self Awareness - your ability to accurately perceive your own emotions in the moment and understand your tendencies across situations.
2. Self Management - your ability to use your awareness of your emotions to stay flexible...