How much of an impact does Emotional intelligence (EQ) on your professional success? The short answer is: a lot! EQ has been tested alongside 33 other important workplace behaviors and was found to subsume the majority of them, including time management, decision- making and communication. EQ is so critical to success that it accounts for 58% of performance in all types of jobs. It’s the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace and the strongest driver of leadership and personal excellence.
"To become self-aware, you need a great deal of high-quality, objective feedback on your emotions and your behavior. If you have people in your life that can do this constructively, that’s great. It’s also highly unusual. That’s never an easy conversation to have. There’s a much easier way to get the feedback you need and that’s through an emotional intelligence test. The Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book includes access to our Emotional Intelligence Appraisal test for this very purpose." HuffPost Books
"One of the advantages of this short and to the point book is that it comes with an authorisation code to undertake an on-line assessment of your emotional intelligence both at the start and once again once you have developed your skills. And it helps you to develop an EQ action plan. To have your emotional intelligence measured by qualified assessors would cost several times the cost of the book so it’s a good deal. The other advantage of the book is that, after a brief introduction (including a review of the five core human emotions and how they alter in intensity), it focuses on providing 66 simple, practical exercises to help you develop your chosen area (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management) – whether building on existing strengths or addressing any weaknesses. There’s a huge amount of applied psychology included covering well known and unusual techniques spanning physical, emotional and cognitive approaches." The Open University Business School
"Emotional Intelligence has been identified since the 1990s as one of the key areas influencing our ability to succeed. We are a social species and our relationships help define us. There has been a lot of excellent research in the field — but knowing the theory and knowing how to apply it can be two different things. Emotional intelligence programs are a growing part of training and development for many companies, and TalentSmart has been in the business for a decade. Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, offers TalentSmart’s program for the first time in book form. The book has an accessible and practical self-contained program to identify and improve skills to enhance emotional intelligence, and I recommend it highly." BlogCritics.org
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