Monday, November 28, 2016

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

*Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups.  Although the concept of emotional intelligence has received a lot of attention in recent years, its earliest roots can be traced to Charles Darwin's work on the importance of emotional expression for survival and adaptation.
*from Wikipedia
Although an individual may possess all of the necessary "technical" skills to perform a job, often it is a lack of emotional intelligence that hinders his/her performance at work.  High emotional intelligence is essential for high-performance.
Although life offers tremendous blessings, beauty, wonder, and joy, most of us need not look far to discover life's adversity.  Learning to create a state of mind that allows us to meet, conquer, and transcend the challenges of our lives will enable us to live and work from our vision and purpose, rather than being reactive to circumstances, events, and other people.  In our next blog we look at some strategies for understanding our adversities and dealing with them effectively.

Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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