Over the past decade, there has been a meteoric rise in the use of the concept “emotional intelligence” or “EQ” in the workplace, which has led to a wave of unintended narcissism. Just like IQ (Intelligence Quotient), everyone wants to have high-levels of EQ. I get it – who wants to say they are emotionally unintelligent? No one.
I was inspired to write on this recently when working with another leader who has been struggling to coach one of their employees. During the conversation, I kept hearing that this person had low EQ and how that has led