In August, the Young Professional committee talked about Emotional Intelligence (EQ). It dove into more than just emotions, but ways that you could increase yourself and career pathway. Here are some shocking statistics; 93% of the characteristics associated with strong leaders can be associated with EQ, 75% of the reasons careers derail can be attributed to factors associated with EQ, 70% of the reasons employees and customers cite for leaving an organization can be connected to EQ. Whether you like it or not, EQ dominates every aspect of your life.
Evan Abbott with Employers Council, formerly Mountain State Employers Council, presented on the five competencies of EQ; self-awareness, self-regulation, self-motivation, empathy, relationship skills. If someone can recognize their own habits then they can better their potential career.