Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage your emotions and relationships wisely. It applies to work as well as to romantic relationships. In the future, I will be adding more of these that neatly address both areas of our lives.
You have met the person who is brilliant and cannot handle life. They might have been a great CEO, if only.
Goleman reminds us that we do need intelligence and that while it is necessary, it is not sufficient for success. We need more.
He talks about threshold abilities- what you need to get and keep the job. How you do relationships and your feelings matters more to identifying a star at work.
To paraphrase: The 5 components of EQ, are: 1) self-awareness 2) controlled anxiety 3) persistence (discipline and drive) & optimism 4) empathy and 5) smooth interactions with others (communication, collaboration and teamwork).
Lucky for us, these abilities can be learned and polished.
Here, in this blog, we will have a conversation about these skills and abilities and how to build them so that your relationships are more rewarding. As a counselor, who builds relationships and improves communication, I love teaching people how to do this even better at work.
Let me know what you think,