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of CEO's say that developing the next generation of leaders is their top challenge.


more employees are disengaged in 2021 than they were at the beginning of 2020


people in the workforce plan to leave their job in the next twelve months.

There is a global leadership crisis that began before the pandemic. When ill-equipped employees are promoted to leadership positions, it causes a ripple effect on their teams reducing engagement rates and increasing turnover. Strong leadership has never been more needed with 8 out of 10 employees globally reporting being disengaged at work.

Our 2020 State of Emotional Intelligence Report indicates that leaders with high levels of EI create a climate in which information sharing, trust, healthy risk-taking and learning flourish. Low levels of EI, however, create climates rife with fear and anxiety, encouraging people to look for work elsewhere.

Mindful and emotionally intelligent leadership skills help you to achieve clarity about what is important to you while garnering a deeper understanding of the world (and people) around you. Leaders who cultivate these skills stay motivated and calm amid turbulence understand how to have difficult conversations with compassion and empower people to perform their best.


Emotional intelligence is an essential skill set for leaders who will navigate the challenges of the future of work. 

Take a look at the resources below to discover the many ways emotional intelligence can help you develop leadership skills to meet the challenges ahead.

Read our articles on leadership:

7 Leadership Lessons from a Year of Massive Disruption

When COVID took hold and forced us all into lockdown, as a leader, I knew I had much work to…

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The Most Needed, but Counter-Intuitive Leadership Skill: Self-Compassion

Let me confess that I was a reluctant convert to self-compassion. Before I really understood it, I thought it was…

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Self-Compassion Will Make You a Better Leader

SIYLI CEO Rich Fernandez and Director Steph Stern shared the benefits of self-compassion for leaders in their latest article for HBR. Read…

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Building Team Trust in a Virtual World

After performing the drastic pivot to a fully remote workforce in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many organizations are now…

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7 Emotional Intelligence Traits Leaders Need in a Time of Crisis

The global pandemic of Covid-19 is presenting the ultimate test of leadership across industries and geographies. From health care to…

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Five Leadership Traits to Cultivate in 2020 and Beyond

The start of a new decade is making many of us feel reinvigorated with intentions for new beginnings. Perhaps the…

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