Leading With High Emotional Intelligence (EQ) While Working Remotely

With the challenges that accompany remote working, the application of high Emotional Intelligence, (EQ), is very necessary to succeed.

Some quarters have termed EQ as a more driver of success in leadership, than IQ. With the necessity of remote working, the need for EQ is becoming more apparent.

When you exhibit substances like confidence and empathy in remote working, you display tendencies of being able to thrive in the leadership space.

Listed are some ways you give a spark to your EQ while working remotely.


A leader with a good EQ must first be self-aware, as it often brings out confidence.

As a leader, you have to understand both your strength and weakness.

Simply laughing at yourself may likely decrease your anxiety.

A self-aware leader, will admit to his failures and have a laugh off about it.

This inspires trust in your team, as they see you as approachable.

Laughing at your own shortcomings shows that you are confident and comfortable.

Also read, Emotional Intelligence: How To Make It Work For You

This is, even, more quite essential in this remote working system, as you have missed the connections with the physical office.

Sometimes, remote working in the day might just spill over to the night, which rarely happens in normal office time, therefore it would be necessary for work, not to be taken too seriously.

At this point what is needed is a tonic of laughter, to ease the tension in hard times like these.

Know when to quit

In times like these, when you cannot simply walk over to your colleague in your office space, tools like Slack, Asana, etc., have made communication quite effective.

These tools can, however, be easily abused. Sometimes, leaders ought to understand how the tone of their messages will be received on these platforms since there is no physical meeting.

You do not have to start firing questions at an alarming rate and equally expect quick responses.

A display of high EQ is necessary here, so as to allow for great feedback from your team members

Show empathy

This quality is a very strong attribute for people with high emotional intelligence display.

In a remote working system, you may have a good setup, but your team might not be convenient with that arrangement.

Remember that, not all your team members have good internet connectivity, a quiet home office and other factors that can guarantee.

With all sincerity, working remotely can be pretty overwhelming.

True that some of these challenges may not fly away overnight, however, the method leaders can take is what will make the difference.

Leaders should create an enabling platform, for open dialogue with their teams.

Casually checking on your team will give them the opportunity to ask questions, then, you can communicate with them, beyond a formal level.

Your employees are humans and not robots. Treat them with empathy. Conversations like these can assist leaders have a better grasp of how their team is faring.

A bit of relaxation is, even, needed in your formal meetings. Do not take it too hard on them.

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Attend Lanre Olusola’s Workshop on Emotional Intelligence 101

The coaching profession is growing across the world and the fellow working hard to make it popular in Nigeria is no other than Lanre Olusola.

Lanre Olusola is one guy I have come to respect so much because of his lifestyle and commitment to making a difference via the coaching profession.

I remember that as an AEP (Aspiring entrepreneur program) student at FATE Foundation I made spirited efforts (in my usual style) to get him to become my mentor but was not successful. It saddened me back then coupled with the fact that the dude who eventually became my mentor was not just it 🙂 Such is life!

Ok. Back to the purpose of this post. My goal today is to inform you of an upcoming training planned by the Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy.

This is part of their series of workshops and meetings titled “Be All YOU Can BE.”

The first of the Series holds on Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th May, 2012.

It’s a Half-Day Emotional Intelligence 101 Workshop. You are free to choose any of the days and session that works best for you.

Why attend Lanre Olusola’s Emotional Intelligence Worshop 101?

Simply because research shows that 85% of Success in Life is determined by your level of Emotional intelligence.

In their words;

Guarantee your Success…… Attend Our Emotional Intelligence workshop Series.

At this workshop and we will work with you to harness the power of Emotional Intelligence to build successful, healthy and productive relationships and unlock your personal power.

You will;

  1. Understand what Emotional Intelligence means
  2. The Benefits of Emotional Intelligence
  3. Unlock the secrets of how to use Emotional Intelligence successfully for self, relationship, work finances, and business
  4. Become aware of your personal Emotional Intelligence Quotient
  5. Realize the impact of Emotional Intelligence on people and business
  6. Realize how EQ generates enthusiasm and optimism within teams and organizations
  7. Learn how your Emotions play a large role in your behaviour and interaction with others
  8. Realize how Regulating emotions effectively contributes to your ability to solve problems with minimal stress

Emotional Intelligence 101 Workshop Details:

Date: 18th and 19th May 2012
Price: N10, 000.00
Morning Session: 9am-1pm and Afternoon session: 2pm-6pm
Venue: House 14b Ogbunike Street Lekki A Series off Admiralty off, Avalon House (Drive in, turn left, turn right and drive down ogbunike street).

Note: You can either attend the Morning session or Afternoon session depending on your convenience.

Limited Seats are available per session. Early booking is recommended for your seat to be reserved.

To Book your place NOW call 08034057811 or 08055103850.

Take Away Pack for you

Lanre Olusola will in no way compensate me for this but I decided to publish this because I believe he has so so so much to offer the world.

If you seriously wish to attend (which you should) then I suggest you give them a call right away and demand for a discount. If you asked how, where, why or whatever?

Just say CFA says you do should ask for a discount. You might get between 5 -10% discount – I am not exactly sure because I did not discuss this with him but I have goodwill with quite a number of people and they will go the extra mile to make you, my partner and subscriber happy.

See you at the Emotional Intelligence workshop!

Leave a comment if you have ever be touched by Lanre Olusola or attended a training event such as this.