I took an EI test and realized I’m kind of a jerk

If you’re a leader, you need to improve your emotional intelligence to be successful
By Jeff Hayden
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/30/2017

Emotional intelligence matters. Higher emotional intelligence (also referred to as EI or EQ) can lead to better performance, better pay and greater overall success, it can improve your relationships, and even help prevent you from being manipulated.

But many of us tend to think we have high emotional intelligence.

That was definitely true for me. I especially thought I had high emotional intelligence from a leadership perspective, having spent many years supervising and managing manufacturing teams.