How high is your emotional intelligence?

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These articles are the best of last month’s weekly RelSci 5 newsletter for business leaders. Its curated articles and insights revolve around a different theme each week and will help you do your job better. 

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1. The reason we strive.  
#BehavioralScience

Why does the two-time Olympic gold-medal winner go for number three? Why do millionaire CEOs chase the billion-dollar idea? Aside from the usual suspects (greed, endorsement deals, etc.), what is it that fuels the desire for ever more success?

2. One marketer, four leadership styles.  
#Leadership

Marketers come in all shapes and sizes but the most successful ones combine these four leadership styles to get to the core of their market base. The first step: Listening. No, really listening.  

3. The dark side of emotional intelligence.  
#Editor’sPicks

It seems like everyone, including us, has been touting the advantages of high emotional intelligence to organizational culture and even bottom lines. Turns out, the flip side of the EI coin has some unnerving implications for otherwise functional workplaces.

4. How to build trust within your network.  
#RelationshipManagement

The strongest networks are built on trust. In fact, network members who are seen as untrustworthy won’t remain in the network for very long. Trustworthiness, however, comprises a host of traits, and some are easily overlooked in the day-to-day business of living your life. Here’s how to fix that.  

5. The power of the sticky note.  
#DecisionMaking

Want to enjoy near-absolute power over your colleagues? Start writing your requests on Post-it notes, and watch the minions line up to do your bidding.  
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