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How to use emotional intelligence to progress your career

The dictionary defines emotional intelligence as “the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.” Essentially, it is deploying empathy in situations to understand & evaluate a solution. But how can it be applied in the music industry? That’s what we’re going to cover in this article. Whilst emotional intelligence (EQ) covers gratitude & empathy, Intelligence quotient (IQ) focuses on the intellect of a person. IQ isn’t really that relevant in this article. After all, EQ isn’t quantifiable and so it’s fairly hard to measure within a person. That said, emotional intelligence can be the most amazing resource at your disposal when it comes to making business deals in the music industry, and connecting on an emotional level with your audience. So without delay, here are some ways in which emotional intelligence can sufficiently benefit you: Current Trends By having a good grasp of the current trends within society, it can allow you to be practical and get ahead of the entire music industry. For example, if you notice a new social app in the top 100, you should be downloading it and understanding why people are paying attention to that application. By developing relationships with the early influencers of a platform, it can set you up to have an […]

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