Team Building Resources

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership 101

Jul 17, 2019

Chances are that if you have found yourself reading this, you are looking to improve in your role as a manager or you are trying to level-up your skills for a big promotion. Either way, we all know the importance of EQ in any organization and it is especially true of leaders. Being emotionally intelligent is absolutely critical to successfully leading a team and empowering others to grow as well.

You’ve proven how valuable you are to the success of your organization and we’re excited for you to take your leadership abilities to the next level. We know you’ll master the technical skills to get the job done, but what’s far more important than managing your work? Leading people well. Let’s dive into the fundamentals of leadership.


A leader is someone who serves others so well that people joyfully follow their lead. The true measure of an effective leader is their level of influence. In order to truly lead, you need to serve. Let’s break down the steps to serve your team.


Emotional intelligence is tough to quantify. At TEG, we want to simplify assessing EQ for our leaders so we break it down into 5 must-have skills.

Accurately assessing your own strengths, weaknesses, drives, values, and impact on others, an understanding of what makes you tick. Self-Awareness is knowing how to achieve excellence.

Controlling or redirecting disruptive impulses and moods. The hallmarks of Self-Regulation are trustworthiness and integrity.

Genuinely enjoying achievement for its own sake, a natural tendency to do something as well as it can be done. Motivation is passion for your work and the creativity to overcome new challenges.

An awareness of, genuine care for, and connection to how others feel and how your actions make others feel. Empathy determines the effectiveness of your teamwork.

Building rapport to effectively influence and develop others, while furthering your personal growth.