A little more empathy could be worth $29,000 a year

04/2/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

It pays to be more empathetic, writes Henna Inam, with some studies suggesting that leaders with a higher emotional intelligence earn about $29,000 a year more than their less emotionally attuned counterparts. To boost your "EQ," she advises, make a conscious decision to see things from other people's points of view, let go of your preconceptions and try to relate to the emotions being experienced by others.

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