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Do you know someone who frequently interrupts others and always seems pre-occupied with their own self-interests?

Or maybe you reluctantly recognise these characteristics in yourself?

If so, you may have discovered one of the main reasons why you are not achieving the success you’d planned and hoped for: emotional intelligence (EQ).

Don’t worry – this is not intended as a post to blame and shame anyone; there’s no finger-pointing. It is designed to help you recognise some of the limiting factors that may be impeding your success.

I know I’ve used the following quote before from Daniel Goleman but it’s poignant:

“The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence.”

This demonstrates the importance of EQ to your success. Previously, there was heavy emphasis on the importance of IQ (intelligence quotient) but emotional intelligence is increasingly regarded as the common ‘connector’ between successful people.