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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

What’s a tip on building your Social Responsibility EQ leadership skill?

Let’s think about it…

It depends on how often you use your social responsibility EQ Leadership skills… Before we dive in, lets refresh our memory on what flexing these skills may look like: feels genuine concern for others in group; cooperative; gives and contributes to group; concern for the greater good/team/community.

To learn more about your own social responsibility, 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 social responsibility skills, then check in with yourself to ensure that you are not avoiding your current emotional state by focusing solely on helping others. It’s common to see someone with a high level of usage in this area involved in a variety of social and leadership pursuits both inside and outside of the workplace which could potentially be problematic if you take on too many responsibilities regardless of the cost to the quality of your work or your personal well-being.

Tip, generally speaking: if you don’t use your social responsibility skills that often, then evaluate the reason you are contributing less than you should to meet team goals. Is it because you are putting your individual needs and objectives ahead of your team’s goals? Although there is a time and a place for making “you” the priority, it is important to recognize that your colleagues may not see you as a team player or at least someone who is concerned with achieving common goals. Or is it you don’t agree with the philosophies or procedures that are required? In this case, determine which needs/goals you believe in, are inspired by, and can contribute to. Talk to the team or a manager about the barriers you see, but also show your willingness to contribute by bringing solutions.

To learn additional tips and tricks on how to enhance your social responsibility 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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