Emotional intelligence is the human capacity for self-awareness, self-control and self-esteem, and the ability to step in, understand, listen to others, be able to influence, communicate effectively and cooperate.
Emotional Intelligence is:
- Self awareness
- Self control
- To 'step in' others people place
- To understand others
- To listen others carefully
- To influence others positively
- To communicate effectively
- To collaborate
Emotionally Intelligent Person = Successful Person
Emotional Intelligence = Human Potentials
Emotional Skills = Translated into Workplace Skills
Emotional intelligence, or intelligence of the heart, represents a new concept of success and a great life plan. It is the main characteristic of people who excel in the social realm, build healthy interpersonal relationships, and succeed in the workplace. It is the stamp of quality that marks the progress of the human species. Most importantly, emotional education nourishes and empowers people, equipping them with the skills they need to cope with any potential problem.
The smart dumb
A title that I stole from the chapter of Dr. Goleman's book, where he tells the story of a man with a high IQ, but with one failure to succeed the other. This man has never been able to use his intelligence to lead a good life. And the reason; he lacked other things beyond his mind. All of the "other" things are translated into emotional intelligence!
I urge you to learn more by reading the book so that you can develop and benefit of it though your everyday life. Dr Daniel Goleman's book is such a great start! Ask for it titled "Emotional Intelligence"