Project management is considered one of the most stressful job categories in the world. At the same time, planning and executing projects is essential for organization growth. Success in project management depends on how well a project manager can juggle multiple tasks at a time. But it not only requires acute technical skills and a knack for controlling several moving parts. It also leans on your ability to manage people effectively.
It doesn’t matter if you manage the performance of thousands of employees or manage a team of one – if you are a manager, you need to have a high level of emotional intelligence.
As a manager, your emotional intelligence will bring out the best in your team. Research has shown that high EQ is correlated with increased innovation, creativity, engagement, and overall performance. By working on your own emotional intelligence, you and your team will reap the rewards.