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Emotional Intelligence – Why And How To Develop It

March 17, 2020 • Leadership DNA, Transformational Leadership

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EI), emotional leadership (EL), emotional quotient (EQ), and emotional intelligence quotient (EIQ), is the capability of individuals to:

  • Recognize our own emotions and those of others
  • Discern between different feelings and label them appropriately
  • Use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior
  • Manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one’s goal(s)
    (Source: Wikipedia)

Emotional Intelligence


“The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.”
Daniel Goleman

Why Is Emotional Intelligence Important?


The Research:

Where to Learn More and Develop Emotional Intelligence


Recommended Reading

Recommended Viewing

  • MindTools Videos. (2019). Developing Emotional Intelligence. In YouTube. A short clip and link to a “How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?” Quiz.
  • Big Think. (2012). Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence. In YouTube.
  • Bradberry, T. (2017). The Power of Emotional Intelligence | Travis Bradberry | TEDxUCIrvine. In YouTube. Unlike IQ, emotional intelligence is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky. In this powerful and entertaining talk, Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, shows you how to use this critical skill to your advantage. The clip follows.

Follow Thought Leaders



  • The Emotional Intelligence Network This is a group to discuss the challenges and opportunities of increasing emotional intelligence in the workplace, to share practices, and to learn together. The group is hosted by Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network, a global not-for-profit corporation that supports change agents to make a positive difference.
  • Daniel Goleman – What Makes a Leader? Emotional and Social Intelligence articles
  • Travis Bradberry. Coauthor EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 2.0 & President at TalentSmart

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