Our book of the month is "Emotional Intelligence. Why it can matter more than IQ." by Daniel Goleman.
Emotional Intelligence is one of the 5 Insights that we take our clients through. Emotional intelligence is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen and the emotions of others to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity.
Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Quotient are terms created by two researchers Peter Salavoy and John Mayer, and popularised by Daniel Goleman in this book first published in 1996. Goleman is often referred to as the father of Emotional Intelligence.
The full title for the book is “Emotional Intelligence. Why it can matter more than IQ.” Goleman found that when he compared star performers with average ones in senior leadership positions, nearly 90% of the difference in their profiles was attributed to emotional intelligence factors rather than cognitive abilities. The great news is that unlike IQ, EQ is a skill set that can be learned. I highly recommend this book to learn about EQ and how to improve your EQ to become a more successful leader.