EQ – Emotional and social competence

Inspiring leaders 1) are aware of and understand emotions as well as effectively express feelings, 2) understand how others feel and relate well with them, 3) manage and control emotions to cope with daily demands, problems and pressure, 4) handle change, adapt and solve personal and interpersonal problems, as well as 5) generate a positive mood to be sufficiently self-motivated and fully engaged. Some refer to this as emotional intelligence (EQ).