Initial Thoughts on Emotional Intelligence Skills
You need emotional intelligence skills to succeed in work and life. And it’s one of the 10 key skills needed for future jobs as reported by the World Economic Forum. This is the sixth curated posts I have created to help you create a foundation on which to build the key skills. I used CurationSoft as well as BuzzSumo to find the pieces of content for this blog post. I tried to select content from across various media, and I am using many of the other tips that I found in Curate This to bring you the best information that I can find right now.
When reading, viewing, and listening to each piece of content in this curated post on emotional intelligence skills, answer the following questions to get a firm grasp of emotional intelligence skills. If you can answer the question for each piece of content, you will have more a foundation of emotional intelligence skills on which you can build.
- What is the main purpose of this article? Why did the author write it?
- What is the key question that the author is addressing is?
- What is the most important information in this article? This includes facts, experiences, and/or data the author is using to support her/his conclusions.
- What are the main inferences/conclusions in this article?
- What are the key idea(s) you need to understand in this article?
- What are the main assumption(s) underlying the author’s thinking?
- If you take what the author is saying seriously, what are the implications? If you do not take what the author is saying seriously, what are the implications?
- What are the main point(s) of view presented in this article?
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Why you need emotional intelligence: This article is by Travis Bradberry, a well-know expert in emotional intelligence. His firm has conducted a lot of research in the area, and is the co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, one of the books I’ve read to learn emotional intelligence skills. In the article, he presents the four key skills that make up emotional intelligence. He also addresses the difference between EQ and IQ.
“Emotional intelligence 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 made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.”
Dr Travis Bradberry explains the difference emotional intelligence makes in the workplace, and its role in success.
Emotional Intelligence – Develop your soft skills at MindTools.com: If you have been following the series of curated blog posts on the 10 key skills needed for future jobs, you will be familiar with MindTools because the website has information on many of the keys skills. The article defines emotional intelligence, discusses the characteristics of emotional intelligence, as well as show how you can develop your EQ – your emotional intelligence. The five pillars, so to speak, of emotional intelligence are Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Motivation, Empathy, and Social Skills.
Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence
What Is Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) is a term created by two researchers – Peter Salavoy and John Mayer – and popularized by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book. This brief article defines emotional intelligence.
What is emotional intelligence (EI)? – Definition from WhatIs.com: Emotional intelligence (EI) is the area of cognitive ability that facilitates interpersonal behavior. This article is an important one because it raises some of the issues that scientist have had with Daniel Goleman’s research on emotional intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence | Psychology Today: Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills. This is not a full article, but it does include links to other articles on emotional intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman: The phrase emotional intelligence, or its casual shorthand EQ, has become ubiquitous, showing up in settings as unlikely as the cartoon strips Dilbert and Zippy. This article is by Daniel Goleman who is know for his book on Emotional Intelligence, and for bring the concept to a mainstream audience.
Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People: This is a variation of the other article by Travis Bradberry. I have included it to help you to cement the core ideas of emotional intelligence.
7 Reasons Why Emotional Intelligence Is One Of The Fastest-Growing Job Skills: This Fast Company article references the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report that states that emotional intelligence is one of the key skills needed for 2020. The article is a very good one, listing the traits of emotionally intelligent people. This skill is more important than technical skills.
Ways to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence Skills
Two Key Skills for High-Performance Leadership: This article includes two videos that explored emotional intelligence and high performance leadership.
Emotional Intelligence: From Theory to Everyday Practice
In this video, Marc Brackett, Yale Center for Educational Intelligence, talks about emotional intelligence. Their goal is to use emotional intelligence is to create a more compassionate society. They conduct a lot of rigorous research. This video is worth watching and taking notes.
A Beautiful Graphic on Emotional Intelligence: This is a wonderful infographic that defines emotional intelligence, as well as include other information on why it is so valuable. It’s worth the read.
Emotional Intelligence Builds Bonds Between Your Brand and the Customer
This presentation discusses emotional intelligence, the advantages it offers the customer experience and customer loyalty, as well as how to foster it.
“IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, is a specific number derived from a standardised intelligence test. A score of between 90-109 is average, over 130 is highly superior and less than 69 is deemed ‘extremely low’ (basically me, plankton and my dog Baxter). Scores are calculated by comparing the test taker’s score to the results from other people in the same age group.”
“Emotional Intelligence (or EQ) is the ability to manage and develop productive relationships with others and this manifests itself in 5 core competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Self-Motivation, Empathy, and Social Skills.”
“How We’ve Been Misled by ‘Emotional Intelligence'” | Kris Girrell | TEDxNatick
Is emotional intelligence enough? Where do you start the conversation about emotional intelligence? Should emotional intelligence should be instead called emotional intimacy? This video is worth the watch.
Final Thoughts on Ultimate Guide to Emotional Intelligence Skills
Please remember to read a book on how to become more emotionally intelligent, so that you can round out your knowledge of the skill. Simply reading each piece of content in the curated post is not enough to learn and master emotional intelligence skills. Also apply what you have learned to cement the knowledge.
As I create the curated posts to help you build a strong foundation for each of the 10 key skills, I am feeling that I need to take one step further for you. The next logical step, after I had done the curated post for each skill, is to another series of post. In this series of post on each of the 10 skills, I distill the pieces of content in each curated post, to create a structure for each of the skill.
This will not be an easy task, but it will help me to learn each of the 10 key skills. But it will also make it easier for you when you are reading books to round out your knowledge of each of the skills. Additionally, I have created a handy guide to walk you through the process of learning the 10 key employability skills, as well as other skills I think you’ll need to succeed at work in the future. This will give you what you need to thrive in 2020.
Books on Emotional Intelligence Skills
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQEmotional Intelligence 2.0Go Suck a Lemon: Strategies for Improving Your Emotional IntelligenceBuilding Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in ChildrenThe EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your SuccessEmotional Intelligence: Key Readings on the Mayer and Salovey Model