A lot of recently conducted research says emotional intelligence (EQ) is important in the performance of your job. In fact, research further says that in about fifty-eight percent (58%) of a million people tested, emotional intelligence had a lot to do with their success in almost all types of work. So it’s no wonder that people with high EQ would tend to make more money than the unfortunate ones who’d have EQ scores they’d rather hide under the bed.
Conclusion? Emotional intelligence is a terrific, powerful way to harness your energy in one direction and get amazing results. But there’s a condition attached … You’ve got to be a genuine person for emotional intelligence to work for you. Otherwise, it’s a no deal. And here’s why.
Your Co-Workers In The Office Can Spot Whether Your Emotions Are True Or Not.
In a research report from Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, it found that people don’t just accept demonstrations of emotional intelligence per se. Most are skeptical, even cynical for that. Sure, they want to see signs of emotional intelligence, but they’d want to know that it’s genuine, that it’s real and not put on. This is the reason why sincere leaders are a whole lot more effective at motivating their guys. Through their actions, not just words, they
inspire trust, respect, and admiration.
Take a look at the following habits of genuine people. Do a gut check and compare your own behavior to those who are highly genuine:
- Genuine people don’t exert any effort to make other people like them. These guys are who and what they are, no more, no less. Not everyone’s going to like them but that’s ok with them. It’s not so much that they don’t care what others may think of them, but rather, they’re not going to let this get in the way of doing the right thing.
- They don’t prejudge. These genuine people keep an open mind, which makes them pretty approachable and interesting. You wouldn’t want to be talking to people who have already formed opinions and aren’t keen on listening, would you?
- These genuine people are generous. And we’re not talking about them treating you out for lunch everyday. It’s about sharing their influence with other people, their wisdom, their knowledge and resources. And that’s because they’d like you to do well. They’re team players. They’re not selfish. Neither are they afraid that you’ll outshine them when sharing what they know.
- They respect everyone. Whether they’re talking with the dark-suited, heavy breathing head honchos at the top floor or placing their orders with a simple waitress at the pub, genuine people are consistently polite and respectful. They believe they‘re not really superior or better than anyone else.
- Genuine people couldn’t care less whether they’re driving a jaguar or a modest compact Toyota sedan. They’re not into material things. They don’t need any of these shiny, fancy stuff to feel good. Their joy? It comes from within, from simple pleasures like friends and family, and a sense of purpose.
There are a lot of other good things about genuine people. They’re not hypocrites, they’re not boastful and they’re not driven by huge egos.
Take the time to do a self-critique using these habits as sort of a comparative index. They’ll help when you start demonstrating your emotional intelligence at the workplace.