What is Emotional Intelligence? Test and Factsheet


Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.

    The rules for work are changing. We’re being judged by a new yardstick: not just by how smart we are, but by how we handle ourselves and each other.     
Daniel Goleman, Ph.D.
Psychologist, and noted expert on emotional intelligence

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Factsheet

Emotional Intelligence factsheet

Emotional Intelligence factsheet

All the facts on how Emotional Intelligence works, its key features and benefits all in one document.  More

Video Series

What is Emotional Intelligence?

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Dr. Goleman discusses emotional intelligence, which is defined as how we handle ourselves and how we handle our relationships. EI has four parts: self-awareness, self management, relationship management and social awareness. Watch

Emotional Intelligence with The Carlyle Group

Emotional Intelligence with The Carlyle Group

Emotional Intelligence with The Carlyle Group. Find out how our client uses the ESCI in their organization. Watch

The role EI has traditionally played in healthcare and healthcare providers

The role EI has traditionally played in healthcare and healthcare providers

Dr. Richard Boyatzis discusses the role EI has traditionally played in healthcare and healthcare providers. Watch

Three types of FOCUS every leader needs

Three types of FOCUS every leader needs

Dr. Daniel Goleman discusses the three types of FOCUS every leader needs.  Watch

Additional Resources

Emotional Intelligence: Leadership prescription for tough times- Article (3 pages)

Emotional Intelligence: Leadership prescription for tough times- Article (3 pages)

Now more than ever, qualities that compromise emotional intelligence are more critical to the success of business leaders. The reasons for this enduring value can be found in the ways the business environment has evolved since the 1990s and in how the core qualities of emotional intelligence help leaders strengthen their effectiveness in that changing environment. Login to download

Leadership for tomorrow: Once more, with feeling- Article (6 pages)

Leadership for tomorrow: Once more, with feeling- Article (6 pages)

Leaders who are not self-aware will not be mentally tough enough to succeed in tomorrows business environment. Executives who lead by example, rather than force and fear, are best able to enhance the innovation and motivation of their employees. This article reviews the positive attributes of emotionally intelligent leaders and their effects on the work environment.  Login to download

Leadership That Gets Results - Article by Daniel Goleman in the Harvard Business Review

Leadership That Gets Results - Article by Daniel Goleman in the Harvard Business Review

Daniel Goleman discusses in this article in the Harvard Business Reviewe how aspects of emotional intelligence are linked to business results. Login to download

Amygdala hijack - Why being clever isn't enough - EI booklet (16 pages)

Amygdala hijack - Why being clever isn't enough - EI booklet (16 pages)

Learn more about Emotional Intelligence and how amygdala, the brain’s specialist for emotional matters, can hijack our brain. Login to download