Emotional Intelligence is now recognized as a significant tool through which to better manage ourselves and others. The ability to manage relationships and behavior offers significant advantages in today’s world. But in advancing the concept of emotional intelligence, we should be careful not to out-pace the science. Since introducing the concept of emotional intelligence in the early 1990’s, psychologists Peter Salovey and Jack Mayer have seen a highly profitable industry emerge around their work. Unfortunately, much of it has little to do with the actual science of the concepts they introduced.

This path on emotional intelligence evokes the spirit of Salovey's and Mayer's work and provides an overview of the role emotions play in managing ourselves and others. I am particularly influenced by Daniel Goleman, the psychologist who identified the four domains of emotional intelligence as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.

My goal is to provide learners with a solid introduction to emotional intelligence and a meaningful resource for understanding the enormous potential of awareness in the guiding of our behavior and actions.

About the Curator

With more than four decades of business experience, including education, agency, and three major healthcare organizations, Michael Rose has developed a broad understanding of what it takes to be successful. Throughout his career, Michael has instinctively positioned his organizations to be in the right place when it mattered. He is innovative, futuristic in his thinking and highly skilled in building relationships. His personal connections include domestic and international business leaders, real estate developers, professional sports figures, and world-class physicians.

As the founder and CEO of McMillan Rose, Michael now helps individuals and organizations know themselves and the people and things around them better. "As we begin to see ourselves the way we are, we can also begin to see those around us more clearly. The more self-aware we become, the better we can be at managing our feelings and emotions. We can use the information to guide our thinking and behavior. We can also influence the thinking and behavior of others." - Michael Rose