Emotional Intelligence: The Modern Day Superpower

Did you know that 71 percent of hiring managers said they value emotional intelligence more than IQ in an employee?

Emotional intelligence creates great connections. Great connections create a great team. A great team creates great work.

The vast majority of educational institutions educate and inspire, providing students and young professionals with the competency skills and knowledge needed to succeed. However, as the latter statistic demonstrates, the job market now requires more than just IQ.

Those with Emotional intelligence have strengths in 5 core areas, according to American Psychologist, Daniel Goleman:

  • Self-awareness.

  • Self-regulation.

  • Motivation.

  • Empathy.

  • Social skills.

Studies have shown that the part of the brain that explores and supports emotional and social intelligence is the last element to mature.

Mindset coach, Karen Podesta, often refers to the neuroplasticity of the brain being able to shape itself around recent and recurring experiences, suggesting that in terms of EQ, self-awareness, empathy, resilience should be taught regularly over time.

We work with a breadth of university students globally from an abundance of different courses and educational backgrounds, and on average 57.2% rated their EQ as neutral at the start of the programme. The majority of the students we work with are between the ages of 18 and 25. This suggests that their emotional intelligence has taken a back foot over the years.

Through a weekly series of mindset coaching sessions and exploration of Daniel Goleman's 5 core EQ areas, 100% of our interns leave our Digital Micro-Internship programme rating their EQ as good or very good.

The mind is a powerful tool, it’s time to make the most of it.


Emotional Intelligence Success Story:

“I’m a recent Computer Science graduate and I left the Digital Micro-Internship programme at Mindless Academy feeling confident in my next steps. The programme allowed me to explore my creativity, make use of my existing digital competencies, and expand upon my mindset. Emotional intelligence was definitely an area in which I lacked prior to taking part in the programme but since leaving university and entering a graduate position in my field, I’ve come to realise that EQ is key to translating how the technical solutions that I’m working on translate to the client and the desired environment. I can now communicate consciously and confidently to my team and stakeholders thanks to the mindset skills I accumulated over the four weeks with Mindless.”

Get in touch at info@mindlessacademy.com for more information!

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