What is Emotional Intelligence? Test and Factsheet


Daniel Goleman

    Interest in Emotional Intelligence in the business world has grown not faded. It is not a fad. It is a fact.     
Daniel Goleman
Psychologist and noted expert on Emotional Intelligence

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When it comes to EI, how savvy are you?

Just answer 10 multiple choice questions and you'll find out how savvy you are when it comes to Emotional Intelligence. Start the quiz

Factsheet

Emotional Intelligence factsheet

Emotional Intelligence factsheet

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

Video series

Video: What is emotional intelligence? A series of 18 chapters by Daniel Goleman

Video: What is emotional intelligence? A series of 18 chapters by Daniel Goleman

Dr. Goleman discusses emotional intelligence, which is defined as how we handle ourselves and how we handle our relationships. EI has four parts which are: self-awareness, managing your emotions, empathy and greater effectiveness in a relationship. Watch

Additional Resources

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. More

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

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

The qualities that comprise emotional intelligence are more critical to the success of business leaders now more than ever. 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. More

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 tomorrow’s 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. More

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. Access the article here