Emotional Intelligence: The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
Success is measured in many different ways, but emotional intelligence is somewhat overlooked. Do you consider it a valued skill to succeed and one that you actively look to hone?
Emotional Intelligence is a skill and failure to cultivate an in-demand skill is a big mistake in the business world. Whereas many people are unable to be creative or be mechanical because of the way their mind works, emotional intelligence is something that can be learned. It is not related to intellect or IQ. It is simply a set of communication and listening skills that can be acquired and improved over time, and with practice. It is not even related to personality, necessarily, as both introverted and extroverted thinkers can learn this type of business training.