What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Another guest posting from our friends at Tenfold. This one is on Emotional Intelligence.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is ones ability to recognize emotions within themselves or within others.  It is the ability to use emotional queues to guide thoughts, behaviors and actions.  Emotional Intelligence is being seen as another form of intelligence and can be measured similar to IQ (Intelligence Quotient) called EQ (Emotional Quotient).

Emotional intelligence was coined in a paper by Michael Belodoch, Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Cornell University. It became a buzzword by Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence published in 1995.

In the book, Goleman claims that EI matters more than technical expertise when it comes to job performance and leadership.

I suggest you read the full article on the Tenfold Website.

 

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