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HBR: Emotional Intelligence

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Emotional Intelligence: The trait that is twice as important as other competencies in determining outstanding leadership
[1] What Makes a Leader?   5 aspects of a good leader: Self-awareness —knowing  one’s strengths, weaknesses, drives, values, and impact on others Self-regulation —controlling  or redirecting disruptive impulses and moods Motivation —relishing  achievement for its own sake Empathy —understanding  other people’s emotional makeup Social skill —building  rapport with others to move them in desired  directions  
[2] Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance  
Executives’  emotional intelligence—their  self- awareness, empathy, rapport with others—has clear links to their own performance. But new research shows that a leader’s emotional style also drives everyone else’s moods and behaviors—through a neurological process called mood contagion
Use these steps to rewire your brain for greater emotional intelligence. Who do you want to be?…