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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:

How to Say “No”: A Lesson in Compassion

In May of 2016, two world-class climbers attempted to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen. One, Cory Richards, ended up on top. The…

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Work-Life Balance: Mindfulness is the Bridge

When people talk about work-life balance, they often focus on scheduling, how to balance the actual time between work and…

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What Makes a Great Leader?

When you think of what makes a leader outstanding, what are the qualities that come to mind? Inspiring, motivational, displays…

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Managing Versus Leading

Compassion, as defined by the third edition of Webster’s New World Dictionary, is “to feel pity, to suffer, sorrow for the…

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Want to Innovate? Cultivate Compassion

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ―Aesop Innovation and company culture. The words are common…

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Shifting Priorities: The Art of the Mindful Email

Not so long ago, the ability to multitask was viewed as an asset, but the glamour of doing many things…

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