104: How to Grow Your Emotional Intelligence to Become a Better Leader


Let’s talk about emotional intelligence. 

In the Leading Ladies masterclass, we follow the acronym L.E.A.D.E.R. These letters stand for the key components that I believe make up the best leaders. There’s the learner’s mindset, engagement, authenticity, dedication to purpose and mission, emotional intelligence, and resilience. 

In this episode of The Leading Lady podcast, I wanted to talk to you about emotional intelligence. Many people think that this means that you understand your emotions or you are able to read the emotions of others. However, when I discuss it with my masterclass, I like to go a little deeper. 

Certain key components make up emotional intelligence that you need to keep in mind. There’s self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, empathy, and social skills. These components are vital if you want to be an emotionally intelligent person. 

How does this relate to business? It’s actually extremely vital in business because in order to be good leaders we have to be aware of our triggers, our feelings, and know the difference between angry, sad, or nervous. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • The components of emotional intelligence
  • How to become more self-aware
  • Why we have the power to change how we show up in the world
  • The impact of empathy
  • Why we have to take ownership of our emotions and how we respond to things
  • How social skills are important if you want to have emotional intelligence

These components are all impactful in how you show up as a leader. They affect how you lead a team, run your company, or make decisions in an organization. 

When you are emotionally intelligent, you are more grounded in your values because you know how you show up is how you want to show up. 

Share with me how emotional intelligence impacts your business, leadership role, or organization! If it’s something you’re working on or if it’s something you feel that you do really well with, I would love to hear your thoughts and insights on this topic. I do read every message sent to me so don’t be afraid to reach out.

I hope you found this episode helpful and that you are able to go into your week with more awareness of your emotions and how they impact yourself and other people! 

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