Christian Espinosa was convinced from an early age that his intellect was his greatest asset. This belief served him well until he became a CEO and noticed that his team members also coveted the sought-out title of smartest person in the room.
This jockeying for recognition of intelligence began affecting how Christian’s team related to and communicated with clients. Christian suddenly realized that his greatest weakness was people skills – and that it was one he would need to develop to continue to be successful in business.
On this episode of The Workplace Communication Podcast, we talk with Christian about the 7 steps he took to raise emotional intelligence and improve his self-leadership skills, ultimately turning his biggest weakness into his greatest strength.
Leadership tips you won’t want to miss:
🎙️ The challenges that come from hanging your identity on being the smartest person in the room
🎙️ Why the true meaning of communication is the response you get
🎙️ How acknowledging others starts with being able to acknowledge yourself
🎙️ Accepting that developing emotional intelligence skills comes with hills and valleys
Christian Espinosa is the bestselling author of “The Smartest Person in the Room”, an entrepreneur and founder of Alpine Security, a white hat hacker, a certified high-performance coach, and a lover of heavy metal music and spicy food. Christian used to value being the smartest person in the room until he realized that his greatest contribution to humanity, leadership, and the fight against cybercrime is his ability to bring awareness and simple solutions to challenges associated with high IQ/low EQ staff.
If you’re looking to develop your emotional intelligence skills, then this episode is for you!
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