ROLE OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY
Small Enterprise|August 2021
Emotional intelligence, in a nutshell, is the skill of detecting and understanding emotions in others as well as oneself. Emotional intelligent people are generally good at managing their own emotions and helping others manage theirs.
Dr.Kiran Kumari Patil

Emotionally intelligent people are good at putting themselves in someone elses shoes and seeing challenges from different perspectives, which can also help them solve problems for their team and clients. Entrepreneurship requires maturity in understanding things from others perspective and most of times it is proved that Emotional Intelligence plays a key role to success as an entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs need to be self-driven and motivated individuals. Business is about relationships, and Emotional Intelligence is the number one skill needed for you to connect with your team and customers and drive business success.

For an entrepreneur, mastering EQ skill can be the difference between success and failure. Those entrepreneurs who neglect to develop emotional intelligence tend to get stressed easily make more mistakes, and make reactive decisions leading to business damage.

Emotionally intelligent people are empathetic, such quality typically make them excellent, respected communicators. Although traditional work place follow emotional intelligence on priority, it can be extremely helpfuland even crucialfor entrepreneurial journey too.

Various skills that makes a person to have high emotionally intelligent and are essential for an Entrepreneur are:

Improved self-awareness

Understanding where we do stand emotionally can be very helpful as an entrepreneur. Being able to identify and healthfully express your own emotions is a strength. The ability to understand your own emotions and how they affect the people around can help you make better decisions.

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