5 ways to improve this key component of emotional intelligence

Leadership coach Amy Kan says to be a good leader, you must also possess another key, albeit less-talked-about component of emotional intelligence: social awareness.

Most of us recognize the importance of self-awareness. If you’ve ever worked with someone who lacked it, you know only too well: They act impulsively, communicate poorly, and are wholly unaware of their blind spots. But self-awareness isn’t the end of the story. To be a good leader, you must also possess another key, albeit less talked-about, component of emotional intelligence: social awareness.

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