Emotional intelligence in the workplace has only recently become recognized as a vital skill. In the traditional business model, skills related to the specific job and the ability to problem solve have been the key areas of focus during the interview process. Yet, in the words of our guest here today “IQ will land you the job but you’ll keep it because of your EQ”. I can tell you first-hand how spot-on this statement is. When I originally formed my consulting agency and started hiring, I was really only concerned with the technical skills of candidates I was interviewing. Yet, over time I saw that my best employees were not the ones with the greatest skillset on the platform we work with…the team members who were achieving the best results and providing the greatest value to the company were those with highly developed emotional intelligence skills.
Here to speak with us today about the value of emotional intelligence in leadership and otherwise is Mohamed Hammoud.
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