Emotional Intelligence is an attribute that takes time to acquire. (Insert definition of EQ)
When you think of the best leaders in the world, regardless of their title/position, most posses a high EQ. They have the ability to handle difficult situations and remain calm in the process. This also means they do not react emotionally to events that unfold before them. They stay level headed, focus, diplomatic, and confident. Some companies you see leaders that do not posses this highly sought after skill set. Those are the companies that have strong overturn, unhappy workers, in pending lawsuits, and on the brink of bankruptcy.
I came across an interview that Head Coach Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics gave the other day. He had found out that he was not given a single vote for “Head Coach of the Year” in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by his coaching peers. Instead the coaches all had given majority vote to Dwayne Casey of the Toronto Raptors. It’s not that he isn’t well respected in the coaching community. It was more that he was overlooked and there were viable candidates.
The way the reporter posed the question it would have been easy for.