4 Tips to Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence 🚀
How to fill your blindspots, specific gestures to avoid, tips to become self-aware, pro-bono support from Wharton, roles at Brex and Juno, and more!
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Emotional intelligence (also known as EQ) is the ability to manage your emotions to communicate effectively. This week, we're covering easy tips to increase your EQ.
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It's cliche, but it's true: The world looks brighter from behind a smile. During your next Zoom meeting, record video of yourself to see if you're coming off as positively as you'd like. Don't be afraid to insert more smiles. To quote Dale Carnegie, "when you smile, you look better, feel better, and others want to be around you!"
Ask for feedback.
We all have blindspots. To become more self-aware, ask a close friend for honest feedback. “Asking honestly: is there something I do — that I don't realize — that others like? And more importantly, is there anything I do that might put off others?" These questions might feel awkward. But the feedback in response can make a huge difference.
Pay attention to others.
Think of someone with a high EQ. Do they have any mannerisms that you might want to adopt? To improve your own EQ, pay attention to what you like about how others communicate. For example, if you like how your friend seems to laugh more than the average person, others will probably appreciate you for the same thing!
Avoid certain gestures.
The world is changing fast. Today, there are entire courses dedicated to body language on Zoom. You can stay ahead by avoiding certain gestures on calls. These include looking down off screen, crossing your arms, resting your head on your hand, leaning too far back, or even (noticeably) looking at your own video during 1:1s. Body language in the digital age matters!
QUESTION FOR YOU
An easy way to adopt desirable traits is to associate with people who have them. Who are these people in your life?
- 🦄 Brex, the unicorn FinTech firm, is seeking college students for their Operations Analyst Rotational Program.
- 📀 Juno, a scaling Web3 banking startup, is hiring for a Growth Manager.
- 👏🏽 Pro-Bono Startup Support: Wharton Business School students are offering free services for small businesses. Reach out at [email protected] to get started.
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