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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

What’s a tip on building your Problem-Solving EQ leadership skill?

Let’s think about it…

It depends on how often you use your problem-solving EQ Leadership skills… Before we dive in, lets refresh our memory on what flexing these skills may look like: gathers information first; weighs pros and cons; understands how to use emotions to solve problems; focused demeanor.

To learn more about your own problem solving, you can take an EQ self-assessment or EQ 360 assessment. With this information, we would have a ton of information to customize a plan to develop your leadership skills.

Tip, generally speaking: if you frequently use your problem-solving skills, then since you are so focused, be aware that you may appear too removed from the gravity of the situation if you “turn off” your emotions in order to arrive at an objective decision. You still want to appear emotionally invested in the decisions you make—you just aren’t allowing your emotions to derail you from making those decisions.

Tip, generally speaking: if you don’t use your problem-solving skills that often, then the next time you are stuck in solving a problem, ensure you are dealing with no more than seven pieces of information (or deciding among fewer than seven choices). Our brains typically handle seven chunks of information. Too much information paralyzes you, while too little leaves you uninformed.

To learn additional tips and tricks on how to enhance your problem solving and other EQ leadership skills and to learn more about EQ Coaching and EQ assessments, please reach out to chat.

*Tips from MHS Assessments


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