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emotional intelligence leadership

From a traditional business perspective, emotions and other "soft" qualities have been considered inappropriate. However, research in the area of Emotional Intelligence (EI) has broken this paradigm showing that Emotional Intelligence may well be more important than technical skill or cognitive ability. When it comes to leaders, EI has been shown to be the critical difference between average and star ... Read More »

emotional intelligence competencies

Emotional Intelligence (EI) competencies are a set of skills, abilities or behavioral characteristics (natural or learned) that enable you to acquire and apply knowledge from yours and other's emotions in order to make better decisions while positively influencing others. A number of theoretical models were developed as a result of the prominence gained by Emotional Intelligence in the mid 1990's. ... Read More »

emotional intelligence training

The purpose of Emotional Intelligence (EI) training is to help people enhance their EI so that they might live a more effective, fulfilled life both personally and professionally. To be effective, EI training, just as with any soft-skills training requiring a behavior change, should be a program as opposed to a one-time event. The Consortium on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations ... Read More »

emotional intelligence test

Along with the media attention gained by the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the mid 1990's, came the development of many theoretical models as well as EI assessments or tests aimed at measuring emotional intelligence. Although not endorsing any particular assessment, the EI Consortium provides a list of EI tests that are supported by a body of research. While ... Read More »

emotional quotient

Emotional Quotient (EQ), more commonly referred to as Emotional Intelligence (EI), gained prominence in the mid 1990s with the publication of the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman. Goleman's work followed the research of well-respected psychologists Howard Gardner, Peter Salovey, John Mayer and others. Defined as the ability to acquire and apply knowledge from one's emotions and the emotions ... Read More »

emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EI), also known as Emotional Quotient (EQ), is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge from one's emotions and the emotions of others in order to clearly guide one's thinking and action. This capability enables people to make good choices in-the-moment and have more effective control over themselves while positively influencing others. Originally described by a number of ... Read More »