Ep 2: Developer EQ with Ryan Thomas

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In episode 2 of Ok Human, we build on our exploration of empathy by discussing its coveted cousin, EQ. What is EQ? Wait, do we mean IQ? Our Director of Engineering, Ryan Thomas, explains: EQ is a “measure” of your emotional intelligence, and it’s an important thing for developers to...develop. In fact, some people argue that EQ is actually more important than IQ when it comes to being successful (...but we’ll let you judge whether or not that’s BS). As someone who’s done a lot of personal development of his own, Ryan offers a ton of great tips for code-focused engineers who want to work on their ability to engage, listen, and build connections. How do you let go of your ego and practice active listening? How do you balance empathy and control? Can introverts have a high EQ too? Join Patrick and Ryan to discuss these scintillating topics and learn how Developer EQ can pay dividends for you and all those around you.SHOW LINKSPractical Empathy: For Collaboration and Creativity in Your Work -  Indi YoungCrucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High - Kerry PattersonHow to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie (recommended with a grain of salt)

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