5 Reasons Emotional Intelligence Is So Important for Leaders by Art Rainer
For leaders, your IQ doesn’t matter nearly as much as your EQ, your emotional intelligence.
Want to be a better leader? Who doesn’t, right? Consider working on what many great leaders have refined—emotional intelligence (EQ).
Emotional intelligence is the extent to which someone is able to understand, filter through, and leverage his or her emotions in order to accomplish a task.It is an interpersonal, intangible set of abilities. And whereas your IQ is a constant, EQ can be developed and increased.
Have you ever been reading your Bible and noticed how Paul prays such rich, kingdom-saturated prayers for churches?
- For the church in Thessalonica: “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power” (2 Thess. 1:11; see also 1 Thess. 1:9–13).
We’ve all been guilty of using cheesy “Christianese” language from time to time. And perhaps some of the best examples are email signatures. Even with the best of intentions, it can be slippery slope from ending your email with “blessings” to signing off with “resting in the glorious, tender bosom of my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ”We asked you, our readers, to share the best/cheesiest/strangest Christian email sign offs you have ever sent or received, and we’ve gathered some of our favorites. If you’re looking for a not-so-subtle way to broadcast your faith to the world, look no further.
Dear mamas, I know you’re trying really hard. I know many times you feel like you’re not doing enough. Your kids’ birthday parties aren’t Pinteresty enough or your house isn’t clean enough or you’re not volunteering at church enough . . .
I give you permission to not do it all.
In fact, I beg you to please not do it all.
Forrest Gump said it this way: “I do not know if we each have a destiny, or if we are all just floating around accidental-like on the breeze.” But destiny is not some cosmic tailwind that keeps us from floating willy-nilly. It’s not what we’d see if we could look into a crystal ball. It’s not a future sprinkled with moondust by a fairy godmother.
Our destiny is simply our destination.