Leaders around the world have been working in a new normal, trying to assist their employees with a variety of challenges that no one could have imagined at the beginning of 2020.

Most leaders have gotten to their positions using both their IQ and EQ, Emotional Intelligence. In fact, research has shown that those with high EQ are 58% more successful than those that don’t have high EQ. It is the strongest driver for leadership success.

In my work as an executive coach, I often find myself working with individuals who are challenged in one of the four core EQ skills: 1. Self-Awareness, 2. Self-Management, 3. Social Awareness, and 4. Relationship Management. The good news is that you can improve your EQ!

In a recent Inc article, Marcel Schwantes suggests 5 questions you should ask yourself to self-assess how well you are using your EQ during the COVID pandemic.

And if you haven’t taken an EQ Assessment, I highly recommend the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry and Greaves. It provides you with the ability to self-assess yourself and steps to improve your EQ.