Developing Emotional Intelligence for Success

Chart Your Course

Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply emotions to be more collaborative and productive with others. Emotional Intelligence is often cited as the fundamental difference in superior decision making, performance and employee engagement.

What True Leaders Know About Emotional Intelligence

Lead Change Blog

True leaders at any level of the totem pole show their leadership primarily through managing their own emotions. True leaders show emotional intelligence by learning about the science-based patterns about how our emotions work and how to manage them.

Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

Kevin Eikenberry

The phrase Emotional Intelligence was popularized by Daniel Goleman in a book with that name published 20 years ago. The post Communicating with Emotional Intelligence appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Five Keys to Increasing Emotional Intelligence

Kevin Eikenberry

What does it mean to have emotional intelligence? No one ever asked that question until 1995 when psychologist, Daniel Goleman, wrote his landmark book, Emotional Intelligence.

5 Ways Leaders Can Raise Their Emotional Intelligence

Lead Change Blog

If I asked you what qualities a great leader has, chances are you’d mention traits like intelligence, vision, and determination. ” Being able to care and be in tune with other’s emotions as well as your own is something called Emotional Intelligence.

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence In Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Good leaders can be defined by their emotional intelligence , which according to Psychology Today, requires an individual to manage both their own emotions and the emotions of his or her team. Guest Posts emotional intelligence guest post

5 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Workshops Fail

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues In the 1990’s, Daniel Goleman and other authors introduced and popularized the concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Leadership Development Workplace Issues Culture emotional intelligence Human ResourcesGoleman, in particular, suggested that EI includes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management (Goleman, Boyatzis, & McKee, 2002).

How to Work with a Leader Who Lacks Emotional Intelligence

Lead from Within

Many experts believe that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient, or EQ, may be more important than IQ. The ability to perceive and manage emotions certainly seems to be a better predictor of success, quality of relationships, and overall happiness.

Emotional Intelligence As Competitive Differentiator

N2Growth Blog

People with high emotional intelligence quotients (EQ) are easy to talk with. Their tact improves trust in the workplace: Diplomacy is a skill worth developing. They are great listeners and strong communicators in both the written and spoken word.

5 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence is Critical for Leaders

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Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues When asked to identify the necessary traits for leaders, most would propose answers that fall within a wide range of topics. Leadership Development Workplace Issues emotional intelligence Leadership managementCharisma, purpose, determination – these are just a few of the traits that are typically used to define a leader. However, many leaders have a single quality in common. In short, what distinguishes the [.].

4 Steps to Building an Emotionally Intelligent Culture

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Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues In an article last week, I discussed Five Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence (EI) Workshops Fail. In that article, I described research on efforts to enhance Emotional Intelligence in the workplace and why it is often unsuccessful. Leadership Development Workplace Issues Coaching emotional intelligence Emotions Planning

What is Your Emotional Intelligence Level? Take the Infographic Quiz

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7 Steps To Foster Emotional Intelligence In Your Team

Tanveer Naseer

When Daniel Goleman released “Emotional Intelligence” in 1995, did anyone think that this best-selling book would transform the role of leadership? But, is it possible to create emotionally intelligent teams?

Emotional Intelligence Training to Position Yourself for Personal & Organizational Success

Chart Your Course

Developing Emotional Intelligence to Position Yourself for Personal, Team, and Organizational Success. Emotional Intelligence (EI) competencies are at the heart of effective workplace relationships and productivity. Application of emotional enablers and disablers.

Nine Attitudes of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders and Managers

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues Like learning to drive, leading, and managing people is an experiential journey. Leadership Development Workplace IssuesMy entrance onto the leadership stage was when I was promoted, having stood in for the team leader from time to time. I don’t know about you, but although I had practiced at managing people, I hadn’t experienced it properly until I had [.].

CEOs On Average Have the Lowest EQ – Emotional Intelligence

Leadership Freak

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 4 ways to elevate EQ for leaders:… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success“CEOs, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace.” However, CEO with the highest EQ scores outperform their low EQ colleagues.

030: Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Isn’t Enough for Superior Leadership | with David Burnham

Engaging Leader

He was one of the first thought leaders who called for a new style of leadership, including the necessity of emotional intelligence (EQ). Upcoming Workshops: Burnham Rosen offers a three-day workshop for individuals and companies on developing Interactive Leadership.

The Three Dimensions of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders: Finding the Balance of Power, Heart & Mindfulness

Strategy Driven

Any discussion about leadership effectiveness would have to include the idea of emotional intelligence (EI). I think of emotional intelligence occurring in 3 dimensions: Power (height), Heart (width) and Knowing or Mindfulness (depth).

Emotional Intelligence Improves Millennial Communications at Work

Your Voice of Encouragement

How educational to understand how her behavior can affect the emotions of others and vice versa. Emotions are at the root of human communication. In fact, it is widely believed that emotions evolved as a method to communicate. When we squelch emotions, we limit communication.

Does IQ or Emotional Intelligence Make a Good Leader?

Women on Business

What makes a good leader — IQ or emotional intelligence? People have been debating IQ versus emotional intelligence in leadership for years. As Limaro shares, “It was Daniel Goleman who first brought the term ‘emotional intelligence’ to a wide audience with his 1995 book of that name, and it was he who first applied the concept to business with his 1998 Harvard Business Review article. So how do you develop emotional intelligence?

Smartening Up: Boosting Emotional Intelligence

The Practical Leader

Like the debate on whether leaders are born or made, an early debate in the emerging Emotional Intelligence research was whether our EQ, like IQ, is fixed once we hit adulthood. students were given Emotional Intelligence training (not a normal part of most very analytical M.B.A.

Who Changes?

Lead Change Blog

No emotions in the professional arena? Another fundamentally flawed myth is that emotions play no role in the organizational context — that people (especially those who want to climb the organizational ladder) excel at leaving emotions out of the (work-)equation. Unconscious decisions are largely based on emotions. Everything you have ever learned was based on emotions. The lesson: appreciate the role emotions play in getting people to change!

4 Basic Skills of Emotional Intelligence that Can Make or Break Your Career

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Do you have emotional intelligence? Some people are born with it, but others have to work to develop it. Either way, emotional intelligence can affect your career. John Keyser of Common Sense Leadership defines emotional intelligence on The Glass Hammer blog as thatsomethingwithin us that helps us sense how we feel, enables us to sympathize with others, and gives us the ability to listen to other people when they need it.

March Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the March Leadership Development Carnival! Development. Jon Mertz of Thin Difference submitted The True Test of Leadership Development: Hiring or Promoting? Jon shares: “What is the true test of leadership development?

Managers: Do you “ask” enough?

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Posted in Career Development Leadership Development Master the art of asking and you will enrich your understanding of employees, the challenges they face, and their ideas for meeting those challenges. Career Development Leadership Development emotional intelligence people management

How Leaders Can Develop Their Skills With One Simple Habit

Tanveer Naseer

If your schedule is anything like mine, finding time to consistently devote to your own leadership development is likely quite a challenge. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a well-rounded leadership development program that didn’t require you to add anything to your schedule?

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I Draw the Line - My Position On Emotional Intelligence

Building Personal Strength

Many of the areas of personal strength are topics in what is known as "emotional intelligence." It's been more than a decade since Daniel Goleman came out with his book, Emotional Intelligence. Goleman's strategy was to put them all in one basket and call it "emotional intelligence." Aside from the fact that these factors have little to do with each other, the term is a gross misnomer, because none of the factors have anything to do with emotions.

Being Mindful Of Your Emotions

Lead Change Blog

In the past, I have felt similar emotions while reacting to toxic situations at work. These emotions drained my energy levels and, for two days following the event, I hated to do anything constructive. I would find it difficult to manage these emotions, but do nothing about it. I needed help in managing my emotions. I wanted to develop the ability to accept the circumstances and deal with them by experiencing the emotions.

Weekly Round-Up: Contradictions the Best Employees Understand, Transparency and Trust, Developing Emotional Intelligence, Setting Expectations and How the World of Work is Changing


Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog. Weekly Round-Up

How to Not Be “That” Manager

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Managers of people can get a bad rap. Leadership Development Self Leadership emotional intelligence Management people management Self Development

The Foundation of Leadership: Leading Yourself

General Leadership

In short, we know that leadership of others is important and we’ve developed ways to measure it objectively (metrics) and subjectively (measurement against others).…

Character in Leadership: Part 2 of 3

General Leadership

No matter your leadership role steadfastness is a bedrock trait to develop and sustain. Guest Posts emotional intelligence humility Leadership pride steadfastness team effectiveness Teamwork

7 Things That Drive Your Core Strengths and Make You Unique

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Your key to developing the leader in you starts at your core, but doesn’t end there. Self Leadership emotional intelligence Leadership Self Development Strength Finder UniqueAt your core there exists a unique set of abilities. We refer to them as strengths.

Can A Bull Manage A China Shop?

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Posted in Career Development Leadership Coaching Workplace Issues Organizations often put Bulls in managerial positions, expecting them to deliver great things. Career Development Leadership Coaching Workplace Issues bad manager emotional intelligence people management

How to Turn Customers into Raving Fans with One Email

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Leadership Development Value Creation Actions Authentic Character-based Leadership Commitment Courage emotional intelligence influence Management relationships Values This last Christmas, my wife and I ordered some Baylor University fan gear from Fanatics.

Can You Predict How Effective You Will Be Today?

Lead Change Blog

My negative emotions drove me to try controlling everyone, and I saw insubordination in anyone who resisted. Good training helps managers understand themselves and manage their own emotional states. It’s a pretty simple list of feelings, moods, and emotions, arranged in a column.

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence with These 3 Questions

Harvard Business Review

This is especially true for the development of emotional intelligence because we can be blind to, not to mention biased about, how we express and read the emotional components of our interactions. Emotional Intelligence. Daniel Hurst Photography/Getty Images.

The New Definition of CEO Chief

Lead Change Blog

If emotional intelligence is not part of your training and development portfolio – please add it. I’ve concluded – much of what goes wrong behavioral in leading, managing, and counterproductive employee behavior, can be tied to EQ (emotional intelligemce).

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. Here’s the problem: EI is difficult to develop because it is linked to psychological development and neurological pathways created over an entire lifetime. Emotional Intelligence.

How Pretending Develops Leaders

Leadership Freak

Expand skills and develop behaviors by pretending. Fear Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher emotional intelligence fellow leaders Growth Leadership Leadership Development leadership team Your brain knows gibberish when it hears it. You can’t fool yourself. “I I think I can,” sounds like a lie to someone who believes they can’t. Pretending you can doesn’t help, but pretending does. Example: Fred’s performance stalled.

Effective Communication is about Understanding Emotion

Lead Change Blog

Imagine a world in which you wouldn’t experience any emotion whatsoever. No, it wouldn’t be drab, as that’s an emotion. Nor boring, peaceful or any other state of mind which implies an emotion is being experienced. Emotions are primary. Emotions motivate.

Is Your Brain Undermining You?

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Self Leadership Communication Courage emotional intelligence Self DevelopmentPosted in Self Leadership Get Ahold of Yourself When Interactions go Awry.

5 Surefire Ways to Make Conflict Worse

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Self Leadership Communication emotional intelligence engagement influence Self DevelopmentThere are opportunities every day to engage in some form of conflict. Someone cuts you off while driving. The customer service rep on the phone gives you the runaround.