What makes a good leader? Experience? Vision? Knowledge? These traits are all traditionally associated with effective managers. But nowadays, there’s another factor that is slowly gaining reputation in the workplace: Emotional Intelligence. It’s been a big buzzword recently, but what does it actually mean? And how can we apply it to our organizations? Leadership among peers requires a certain emotional quotient. Being able to discriminate between employee’s feelings and label them appropriately is something that truly separates the mindset of a midlevel manager from that of a CEO.