EQ or emotional intelligence is more important to success in the workplace than IQ or your Intelligent Quotient. It is estimated that within a particular line of work, EQ accounts for 60% of relative success within that line of work and IQ only 20%.
Emotional Intelligence, as defined by the authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves is, “Your ability to recognize and understand emotions, and your skills at using this awareness to manage yourself and your relationships with others.”
I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Bradberry speak a few weeks ago. At the end of his talk he offered a few ideas on proven ways to raise your EQ. Although he said that each individual is different and in order to make the most improvement on EQ an individual assessment is usually best, he did offer two strategies that just about everyone can do to raise their EQ.
#1 Get control of stress
#2 Get a good night’s sleep.
I have written a lot about stress management in the past so let me give you a couple of tips on how to get a good night’s sleep that Dr. Bradberry provided and a couple that are taught within many of the Smart Health Wellness and Performance programs. And by good night’s sleep I mean not only the recommended length (7-9 hours a night) but also the proper quality of sleep.
Hope these tips help you sleep tight tonight!
Wishing you success in all aspects of life,
Founder and President
Smart Health Wellness and Performance
Want to learn more tips on ways to get more restorative shut eye? Join me on Tuesday, July 12th for the fourth session of the Meditations for Life Series.