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.