EQ Predicts Job Performance: The 7 Traits That Help Managers Relate

EQ Predicts Job Performance: The 7 Traits That Help Managers Relate

According to Forbes, the evidence that Emotional intelligence is linked to job performance is clear.  The problem is that no-one can agree what it is about EQ that actually makes the difference to performance, until now. Source A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology looked at the results of 36 separate pieces of research into the relationship between self-reported EQ and job performance (measured via supervisor ratings), with an overall data set from 2,168 employed adults. Via a sophisticated bit of number crunching, the authors were able to conclude that there is a strong correlation between EQ and job performance.  More interestingly, they found that there were 7 traits that made […]

How Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Your Career

How Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Your Career

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the «something» in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results. Emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and your ability to use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships. Source Emotional intelligence can make your career Decades of research now points to emotional intelligence as the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack. It’s a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with a tremendous result. TalentSmart tested emotional intelligence alongside 33 […]

What is Emotional Intelligence | EQ?

What is Emotional Intelligence | EQ?

Emotional intelligence refers to a person’s abilities and awareness of personal and interpersonal emotions, communication, and relationships. In other words, it’s a social science word applied to how well people do in relationships with others, and how well they understand and manage emotions. It’s a term that was coined in the 1995 book by Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence. Source The book is regularly updated and remains a popular reference for this kind of work. Forbes describes the 4 key areas of Emotional Intelligence in this way:  Self-awareness Recognizing your own emotional state and the effect your emotions are having on you Self-management Using what you know about your emotional states to inform the actions you […]