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Emotional intelligence matters.


“As much as 80% of adult ‘success’ comes from EQ.”

—Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of the New York Times bestseller
Emotional Intelligence and Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships


Emotional intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. In any kind of work, and especially when that work relies on building great relationships with donors, EQ is not just important, it’s essential.

While EQ isn’t the only predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in both areas. Your EQ is not static. It can change over time and can be developed in targeted areas.

Assessing, understanding, and applying your EQ at work can lead to higher self-awareness and self-management, more effective relationships and greater personal and interpersonal effectiveness as a leader and as a fundraiser.

Learn more about your Emotional Intelligence at Work

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