I have read that intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence form emotional intelligence: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman is truly worth reading (oldie but goodie).
As per Wikipedia: “Emotional intelligence (EI), emotional leadership (EL), emotional quotient (EQ) and emotional intelligence quotient (EIQ), is the capability of individuals to recognize their own emotions and those of others, discern between different feelings and label them appropriately, use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s).”
Daniel Goleman, grouped emotional intelligence into five categories:
• Self-awareness is your knowledge about your internal state and about your preferences, resources and intuition.
• Self-regulation is the ability to control your impulses, resources and state of mind.
• Motivation is the emotional ability to steer yourself toward your goals.
• Empathy is your awareness of others’ feelings, needs and concerns.
• And the final category is social skills: your ability to influence others.
Emotional intelligence can be a huge asset at work and lead to better work performance. A higher level of motivation at work will increase your optimism being at work which will improve your performance at work ☺. When I feel motivated I am more willing to start the day dealing with important but boring issues which will make room for any impromptu happenings during the day.
Having emotional intelligence is super important if you are leading a team or dealing with a lot of clients on a daily basis. You may be able to address problems sooner if you are tuned in and able to read energies fast. Anybody can improve their emotional intelligence and a good start is to read the book Emotional Intelligence.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.