People with a high emotional IQ are a positive influence on work groups. Everyone wants to work with them.
This ability to mediate the mood of a group is considered one of the virtues of Emotional Intelligence as defined by author, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman, who generated great interest in the role that emotions play in thinking, decision making and individual success when he published the book Emotional Intelligence in 1995.
We can be better leaders if we understand that unconsciously, as humans we will always seek to increase our status in society.
This need has existed since prehistoric times. According to researcher David Rock, from the time that humans started living together in groups, increasing their status has been as important as getting food.
Modern research has identified a chemical relationship between increases or decreases in status and our neuronal network. When status increases, so do the levels of neurotransmitters associated with pleasure and positive emotions, and stress-related ones are reduced, augmenting our feeling of security and strength.
It is noteworthy that with the recent economic crisis, those who have to make important decision have seen an increase in pressure and stress
Stress is good and can be bad (distress), depending on its intensity. While stress is an innate part of the human being, and is need for action, it can also cause serious damage to the health of business persons, leaders, and workers, negatively affecting the performance of the company.