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Aspiring managers, here’s why you need emotional intelligence to be an effective leader

Aspiring managers, here’s why you need emotional intelligence to be an effective leader
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, more than half said that leaders need to have a full complement of soft skills in order to stay ahead of challenges like artificial intelligence and changing customer demands. The report revealed:

  • 55% of respondents said a purpose-driven and caring mindset was the number one thing leaders should be striving for
  • 51% of respondents said leaders would need to know how to be motivated, engaging, and inspiring
  • 39% cited the need for emotional intelligence, which continues to reign as for any worker
  • 34% said leaders must have good listening and communication skills

However, just over half (51%) of those polled said that their current leadership isn’t putting these skills into practice very well. Maybe that is why the top challenge for leaders (45%) is attracting and retaining talent.

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