We shared what Gary Vaynerchuk says about company culture at the Rise Conference in Hong Kong and what he says is backed up by science globally in our HeartsInGrowth blog. To quote Gary; “It has never, and I mean ever been more important – for you to care about the internal feelings and your company culture.”

And what Gary said in Hong Kong is backed up by research companies globally. Emotional intelligence and especially a leader’s ability to connect with her og his people is essential for your company’s future in a time where margins are being pressed down and things are moving faster and faster.

An individual’s progress and success is only 25% based on intelligence and technical skills. 75% based on the belief of their own importance, recognition, social interaction and belonging, and whether one perceives stress as threat or challenge. (David Rock, Neuroleadership Institute)

According to Hay Group’s study “Leadership and its effect on work climate” a leader affects the work climate in a team by 50-70%, and that may again explain as much as 28% deviation on the bottom line.

As Gary Vaynerchuck said; “We are at a dawn of an era where emotional intelligence is about to become the single most important trade.”

Emotional intelligence is more important than any other skill, and managers have to learn to lead themselves and others with more self-awareness, wisdom, flexibility and good attitude to help to create a good corporate culture with engagement.

If you want to know more about how you as a leader can lead yourself to influence and lead others with success, you may schedule a free call with us here.

About the writer:

Tonje Elisabeth is the founder of Growthitude AS and co-founder of HeartsInGrowth AS and has worked as an Executive and Industry Manager in companies like Microsoft and Google with clients from all types of industries.

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