3 AMP YOUR EQ
You can be smart and rock a high IQ, but EQ – emotional intelligence – is where you’re going to get ahead in your 9-to-5. A strong EQ not only helps you manage your own behaviour and emotions more effectively; it also helps you deal with stresses and heightened emotions from colleagues. It’s also about being able to get ahead in business by building meaningful relationships – whether you’re rocking the corner office or doing the coffee run. ‘ You need to be someone who is constructive, trustworthy, compassionate, focused and determined, and build up your relationships with other people,’ says Bradley.
Familiar with the term ‘ the boys’ club’? It exists because those guys built relationships and were confident enough in the strength of those relationships to call upon them to get ahead. Do that – just more constructively. ‘Confident selftalk is a huge thing in being able to turn criticism into a constructive source of feedback,’ says Bradley. ‘If you feel compassionate towards yourself and you know why you’re there, you are in an amazing position to leverage resources other people will miss.’ So how about we quit with the secondguessing and show some confidence in our abilities?