Our emotional intelligence (EI) impacts how we see ourselves, what we notice and think about others and what we do with that awareness that either creates resonance and harmony or dissonance and distrust. According to Goleman in Emotional Intelligence – Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, “EI is the response factor that determines how we use our intellectual capacities and talents. It encompasses the needs, drives, and values that guide all overt behavior.”
Research shows our level of EI is the primary indicator of our success in our families, our work and our communities. It begins with an awareness of our own feelings, managing those feelings appropriately, noticing and having empathy for the feelings of others and then being a supportive, caring person in our relationships. Without those qualities, relationships are not sustainable.
The good news - unlike IQ, EQ can be developed and improved with mindful attention and experiential learning. Please call us for more information