Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a measure of a person’s ability to understand his or her own emotions and their effects, as well as those of others. It also helps people read the current work place environment and it provides tools to help the generations more effectively address and engage with each other.
Companies Seek EI
- Employees who have social skills, are self-aware, can self-regulate, motivate, and empathize can work well with others and be more effective in leading change and resolving conflict.
- Unlike IQ, EI can be cultivated and expanded.
- Emotionally intelligent professionals can choose their battles wisely and are able to command respect without having to overtly demand it.
Five Categories of Emotional Intelligence
The following characteristics are what allow individuals to assess their own environment and human interaction:
- Self-awareness – ability to recognize emotion as it is occurring
- Self-regulation – manage and use emotions in a positive direction
- Motivation – catch negative thoughts and reframe to achieve goals
- Empathy – understanding: recognizing how others feel
- Social skills – interpersonal skills
People with highly developed EI can understand what’s happening around them in real time and become more useful employees to influence events and achieve goals. EI allows people to validate, understand and work with others to improve problem-solving skills and reach improved outcomes.
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