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How leaders can use emotional intelligence to connect with all employee types

Written by: Harvey Deutschendorf

Organizations have spent a lot of time, effort, and resources in recent years  to find ways to motivate employees. From office perks, to personality tests designed to determine working styles and preferences—many employers devote a lot of effort to try to increase worker performance.advertisement

This is understandable: Each employee is different and what motivates one may not work for another. So figuring out whether someone is highly extroverted, introverted, likes to work alone, or loves to be part of a team can be valuable information for leaders to have.

Managers who take the time to get to know their employees are well-positioned to get their best effort—but only if they then leverage that information. Here’s how to do it effectively:

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