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Poll: Does your boss show signs of low emotional intelligence?
EQ is a must-have trait in IT today - but that doesn't mean all leaders have mastered this skill set. Take our poll to weigh in on the low-EQ traits that bug you the most
Which low-EQ trait does your boss display?
Count yourself lucky if you have a boss with high emotional intelligence. The work they've put into their own self-awareness, empathy, and social skills often translates into a more positive, inspiring work environment for everyone on their team.
[ What does a leader with high EQ look like? Read our related article: 8 powerful phrases of emotionally intelligent leaders.]
On the flip side, if your boss lacks EQ, every day might present a test of your own emotional strength. Will an angry outburst derail your morning meeting? Will your carefully crafted presentation be dismissed or interrupted? Will your boss pile work onto your already stressed and overloaded team, or change your objectives on a whim?
If you suspect you have a boss who is low on the emotional intelligence scale, take our poll. These traits and more can hold teams back. Knowing your enemy, however, is half the battle. If you know what you are dealing with, you can arm yourself with strategies for taking the emotional high road.
See our related article for ways to minimize stress: How to deal with your low-EQ boss or colleague.