Read More: 6 Characteristics of Emotionally Intelligent People Emotional intelligence isn’t something that you either have or don’t. Everyone has emotional intelligence to some degree, and happily, if you feel that you could use some work, it’s something that can be cultivated and developed further in each and every one of us. By cultivating and developing the characteristics listed below, you’ll see great improvement in your emotional intelligence, and you may just experience an improved quality of life, too. Mindfulness Self-awareness Good listening Skills The ability to adapt They keep learning and growing Gratitude.
7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence: Read More: 7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence They aren’t afraid of change. They understand it’s a fact of life, and they’re quick to adapt; They’re self-aware. They know what they’re good at, what they can work on, and what kinds of environments suit them best; They’re empathetic. They can easily relate to others and understand what they are going through; They’re not perfectionists: committed to quality but understand that perfection is an impossible standard; They’re balanced and able to have a healthy professional and personal life; They’re curious [...]
Leadership That Gets Results by Daniel Goleman. Read: Leadership that Gets Results According to this article, Goleman notes that “There are six basic styles of leadership; each makes use of the key components of emotional intelligence in different combinations. The best leaders don’t know just one style of leadership - they’re skilled at several, and have the flexibility to switch between styles as the circumstances dictate.” The six leadership styles are as follows: The coercive style This “Do what I say” approach can be very effective in a turnaround situation, a natural disaster, or when working with problem employees. [...]
Not long after Salovey and Mayer introduced emotional intelligence to the world, other researchers and psychologists began to run with it. Daniel Goleman was one such psychologist; he published the bestselling book Emotional Intelligence in 1995, which helped introduce it into the mainstream. In the book, and in an influential Harvard Business Review article he wrote in 1998 ( What Makes a Leader), Goleman identifies five domains of emotional intelligence, namely: Self-awareness - knowing one's strengths, weaknesses, drives, values, and impact on others Self-regulation - controlling or redirecting disruptive impulses and moods Motivation - relishing achievement for its own [...]
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 [...]
John Kotter of Harvard Business School argues that leadership and management are two distinct, yet complementary systems of action in organizations. Specifically, he states that leadership is about coping with change, whereas management is about coping with complexity (Kotter, 1987) Management is the concrete, perhaps more left-brain action of planning, organizing, and efficiency, while leadership is the abstract creation of vision and strategy and inspiring others to turn the vision and strategy into reality. Leadership Functions Management Functions Vision Planning Strategy Budgeting Communicating Staffing Motivating and Inspiring Organizing Creating or changing systems and behaviors [...]