What is Emotional Intelligence?

"Emotional Intelligence" refers to a distinct set of skills that determine our ability to notice, understand and use emotional information effectively and skillfully.  

 

the ability to monitor one’s own (and others’) feelings... to discriminate among them... and to use this information to guide one’s thoughts and actions.
— Peter Salovey & John Mayer

Goleman, D; The Brain And Emotional Intelligence, 2011


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This factor is defined as our ability to feel content with ourselves, others and life in general...

This EI factor is defined as our ability to maintain a positive and hopeful attitude toward life even in the face of adversity...

This factor is defined as our ability to set personal goals and the drive to achieve them in order to actualize our potential...

This EI factor governs our ability to effectively solve problems of a personal and interpersonal nature...

This factor is defined as our ability to adapt and adjust our feelings, thinking and behavior to new situations and conditions...

This EI factor governs our ability to objectively validate our feelings and thinking with external reality...

This important EI factor is defined as our ability to effectively and constructively control emotions...

This important EI factor is defined as our ability to effectively and constructively manage emotions...

This EI factor is defined as our ability to establish and maintain mutually satisfying relationships and relate well with others...

This factor is defined as our ability to identify with social groups, among friends, at work and in the community, and to cooperate with others in a constructive and contributing manner...

This important EI factor is defined as our ability to be aware of and understand how others feel...

This EI factor is defined as our ability to be self-reliant and free of emotional dependency on others...

This very important EI factor is defined as our ability to effectively and constructively express our feelings and ourselves in general, which is based on effective self-awareness...

This EI factor is defined as our ability to be aware of, identify and understand our emotions. First and foremost, emotional self-awareness is the ability to recognize our various emotions and distinguish between them...

This EI factor is defined as our ability to look inward and accurately perceive, understand and accept ourselves. It is having the capacity to accurately look at and evaluate ourselves, which can eventually lead to accepting and respecting ourselves...

 

 

 

 

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In this article, Dr. Kageyama outlines the principles of deliberate practice for musicians seeking to improve their onstage performance. These same principles apply to the process of deliberate practice and training in the context of leadership and emotional intelligence competencies.

The following 19 points build a case for how emotional intelligence contributes to the bottom line in any work organization. Based on data from a variety of sources, it can be a valuable tool for HR practitioners and managers who need to make the case in their own organizations...

Daniel Goleman outlines a theory of emotional intelligence as a theory of work performance. He also defines his theory of emotional intelligence competencies and relates this theory to other theories within the emotional intelligence paradigm.

Scientists have long been trying to understand what enables some people to develop expertise in a field while others remain only average. The difference is due to what scientists have identified as something called "deliberate practice."

The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i®) is the first scientifically validated and most widely used Emotional Intelligence assessment in the world. Based on more than 20 years of research worldwide, the EQ-i examines an individual’s social and emotional strengths and weaknesses.