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Emotional Intelligence (Peter Salovey and John Mayer)

By |April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Approaches, Emotional Intelligence, Knowing Yourself, Leadership Attributes, Who am I as a Leader?|

Emotional Intelligence Peter Salovey and John Mayer Peter Salovey, along with his colleague John Mayer, put forth one of the first formal theories of emotional intelligence in 1990. They coined the term and described it as “the ability to recognize, understand, utilize, and regulate emotions effectively in everyday life” (Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, 2013). It is their work that provoked an explosion of interest in emotional intelligence, both within academic fields and in the general public. Judging by the proliferation of books, studies, and research questions centered on the topic, Salovey and Mayer truly struck a chord with their [...]

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