EQ and EI

Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) is a term created by two researchers – Peter Salavoy and John Mayer – and popularised by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book of the same name. Among other things, emotional intelligence allows us to be able to:

  • Recognise, understand and manage our own emotions
  • Manage ourselves and our relationships effectively
  • Recognise, understand and respond appropriately to the emotions of others

In practical terms, this means being aware that emotions can drive our behaviour and impact people (positively and negatively), and learning how to manage those emotions – both our own and others – especially when we are under pressure.

Have a look at the short videos below and then continue on down the page. 

7 Signs of Emotional Intelligence: Which of these do you possess?

What is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Research even goes as far as suggested that emotional intelligence is a better predictor of work related success. For example, leaders with high emotional intelligence.

Crucial Competence: Emotional and Social Intelligence in Leadership. 

In-depth video interviews with Daniel Goleman, George Kohlrieser, Richard Davidson, Richard Boyatzis, and Vanessa Druskat about how to foster emotionally intelligent leadership skills for both individuals and organizations.

Why is Emotional Intelligence Important? 

We each create our own realities, and when we combine our realities in interaction with one another, we create bigger-picture realities that have impacts socially and globally. It is my belief that being100% accountable for our actions, responses, and feelings is the only way toward a more peaceful and highly evolved society.

More importantly, emotional intelligence allows us to meet our own needs. This takes pressure off our relationships and creates a sense of calm instead of addiction to drama. With the ability to identify our feelings and understand what they are telling us, we are able to respond appropriately and from a place of empowerment, without sabotaging our relationships or our goals. 

If you'd like to sit with me to learn how to feel, identify, and listen to your feelings in order to respond accordingly, meet your needs, and communicate effectively to loved ones, contact me for a complimentary consultation.