MGT101 SPRING 2011 PROJECT |
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE |
PANAGI ANDREAS – CONSTANTINOS CONSTANTINOU |
Emotional intelligence (EI) is ability, skill or, in the case of the trait EI model, a self-perceived ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. Various models and definitions have been proposed of which the ability and trait EI models are the most widely accepted in the scientific literature. Criticisms have centered on whether the construct is a real intelligence and whether it has incremental validity over IQ and the Big Five personality dimensions. (Definition of Emotional Intelligence) |
3.1 Measuring emotional intelligence is important
4.1 Benefits/Advantages of using emotional intelligence
In the late 1990's, emotional intelligence (EI) was one of the hottest buzz-phrases in contemporary psychology. In the business world, it became a hot topic, largely due to one author's claim that a high EIQ was one of the best predictors of success in the workplace. In his (1995) book (Emotional Intelligence, Why it Can Matter More than IQ) author Daniel Goleman used an early definition by researcher Peter Salovey which stated that the construct of EIQ includes knowing one's emotions, emotional self-control, motivation and persistence, recognizing emotions of others, and successfully handling relationships. Goleman made some very strong statements in his book, including the suggestion that EIQ is one of the main keys to success in life. He implied that emotional intelligence is at the root of many of life's puzzles. Why are some smart people unsuccessful? Why do certain individuals strike out at others in a violent manner? Why do some excel at... [continues]
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