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Emotional Intelligence Importance to Teams

We have looked at EQ a number of times in our posts.  This post looks at the importance Emotional Intelligence plays in the development of successful teams.  Yes… teams have a collective emotional quotient!  And developing High Team EQ is a Success Habit!

For a team to be truly successful, individual team members must be committed to the greater good of the team.  Collaboration replaces competitiveness. After all, if you are on the same team, why would you want to operate against each other.

Resourcefulness: An Important Trait for A-Players

Top performers are often referred to as “A-Players” or “high potential employees”.  What sets these employees apart from the average employee?  They bring to your company:

  • Excellent work performance
  • Critical expertise and knowledge
  • High work ethic
  • Integrity in dealing with others
  • Leadership and collaboration skills
  • Strong business networks and external relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills and Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
  • An inner drive to succeed
  • Passion
  • Resourcefulness

Likeability… You Go First

I have read several blogs lately on a variety of topics such as:

  • Trust
  • Credibility
  • Likeability
  • Collaboration

All had the same familiar theme… in order to “up” the ante for you, you must up the ante for others.  One of the blogs was a book review of “Enchantment,” by Guy Kawasaki. Kawasaki says there are two types of people in the world:

Collaboration…What’s that?

Sometimes the word “collaboration” brings up negative connotations.  Many times the negative connotations come from opposing sides of the perceptions people have of the word itself.  Some people will bristle at the word because they think it means to give in or compromise (passivity.) The reverse thinking gives rise to negative connotations when yet others perceive collaboration to mean “aggressively forcing people to agreement” (aggression.)

In actuality, neither perception is correct.  True collaboration is neither passive nor aggressive.  When done well and for the right reasons, collaboration is a skill necessary for effective communication in all realms, whether in a personal relationship, inside the C-Suite, or in the call center.  Collaboration is the perfect balancing tool for effective leadership.