People who aren’t familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence may be wondering what this blog is about.
To put it simply: Emotional intelligence (sometimes called "EQ") is the ability to perceive and manage one’s own emotions, as well as those of others, and to use those abilities to get along better with others.
"Business EQ," in turn, entails using emotional intelligence in the workplace, so as to be a better worker, team player, and leader.
According to Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., who wrote the best-selling Emotional Intelligence, as well as Social Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence, emotional intelligence consists of five basic “competencies”: self awareness, self regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.
Over the next week, I’ll be posting about each of these competencies. Tune in to get your basic primer on Business EQ!