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After leaving school it is EQ, not IQ that is the most critical factor in our success. The World Economic Forum has declared that emotional intelligence will be one of the Top-10 most required career skills by 2020.

Apr 20, 2018

MBL Minute: Emotional Contagion and Career Advancement


Episode Notes

After we leave school EQ, not IQ is the most critical factor in our success.  In its report The Future of Jobs & Skills, the World Economic Forum declared that Emotional Intelligence will be one of the Top-10 most required skills by 2020. Emotional contagion is the process where the behavior of an individual or group of individuals begins to affect the behavior of the group as a wholeThe emotions and energy we choose to surround ourselves with has a huge impact on our results.  The effects of emotional contagion can cause us to behave like the average of the five people around us. 

In this MBL Minute Phil Johnson discusses what emotional contagion is and gives some introspection on relevant emotional intelligence questions to pose when considering career advancement.

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We behave like the five people we spend the most time with. This emotional contagion is important to recognize when learning to address our emotional habits. Some introspection about how emotional intelligence can help with career advancement.