Why Emotional Intelligence Matters
It’s interesting that in the hustle and bustle of the modern workplace, so much emphasis is placed in normally recognized intelligence as IQ and advancing one’s skillset, that many schools of thought don’t emphasize what is actually needed as a life skill – the role of emotional intelligence, or EQ. Sometimes this can be thought of as reading the room, self-awareness, soft skills and empathy, emotional intelligence is sorely needed in today’s disconnected and overly tech driven world.
What is emotional intelligence? Originally coined as a phrase in a 1990 research paper by psychology professors John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey, it is “the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions; to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships; and to manage your own and others’ emotions.” Emotional intelligence continued to gain prominence in 1995 by Daniel Goleman’s book: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.
Understanding yourself and all of the people around you will lead to a more fulfilling career and life. Learn how you can make emotional intelligence more of a conscious practice in the visual deep dive below:
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