Everyone has heard of IQ (Intelligence Quotient). But have you heard of “EQ” or “Emotional Intelligence Quotient”?
EQ has become a major factor in your personal and professional interactions, and a huge consideration as employers consider you as a candidate. Among other attributes, they look for these traits commonly associated with high EQ:
- Do you remain calm under pressure?
- Do you resolve conflict effectively?
- Are you empathetic toward your colleagues?
- Do you lead by example?
- Do you carefully consider business decisions?
For more information on the importance of EQ to your life and career, check out this infographic from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland: