Emotional intelligence helps us connect with other people, but being genuine as well will definitely improve your relationships both inside and outside the workplace.
There's an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58 percent of success in all types of jobs. People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than people with low EQs. Ninety percent of top performers have high EQs, and a single-point increase in your EQ adds $1,300 to your salary. I could go on and on. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a way to focus your energy with tremendous results. But there's a catch. Emotional intelligence won't do a thing for you if you aren't genuine.