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Last updated on: Jan 27, 2021

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership Today

by Jenn Goddu

Our understanding of emotional intelligence is 30 years old. The question now is, "What is the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership today?" This article examines how, at this current moment in time, emotional intelligence can have an added impact on successful leadership. What is Emotional Intelligence? Emotional Intelligence (EQ) was coined in 1990 by psychology professors John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey. Per Mayer, the scientific definition of “emotional intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive your own and…

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