If you’re looking to grow your professional skills I came across an interesting article in Forbes that may give you some direction as to what to work on:

The 10+ Most Important Job Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For in 2020.

Of course, Emotional Intelligence is one of them. But what struck me was that 7 out of the remaining 9 skills are all enhanced when you have EQ. Whether you work in a big company, small company or for yourself, which of these skills would benefit you professionally?

In addition to EQ, the nine other skills are: Data Literacy, Critical Thinking, Tech-Savviness, Adaptability & Flexibility, Creativity, Cultural Intelligence & Diversity, Leadership Skills, Judgment & Complex Decision Making, and Collaboration. 

The ”plus” skills also benefit from EQ:
“ . . . self-motivation, prioritization/time management, stress management, and the ability to embrace and celebrate change. Those people who have a growth mindset, are adept at experimenting and learning from mistakes, as well as have a sense of curiosity will be highly coveted in the 4th industrial revolution.” Bernard Marr

Check out the whole article here: IMPORTANT SKILLS

Have any articles you like or questions about EQ? Be sure to leave a comment below.