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Part 1: Post a Response

Daniel Goleman, a psychologist, was the first to popularize the trait Emotional Intelligence, sometimes referred to as EI. Emotional Intelligence is a person’s capacity to be aware of her or his emotions and feelings towards others to influence their thinking and actions. The four components of EI are:

  1. Self-awareness – This is your ability to read your own emotions accurately to know how your actions or lack thereof affect others.
  2. Self-management – This is your ability to control or regulate your emotions and act with integrity.
  3. Social-awareness – Gives you the ability to understand the needs of others and show empathy towards them.
  4. Relationship management – this is your ability to communicate clearly and convincingly, reduce conflict and build strong bonds.

After viewing the video, respond to the following questions for this weeks discussion on Emotional Intelligence.

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  • How has your emotional intelligence, or lack of emotional intelligence, positively or negatively impacted your professional or personal relationships?
  • Choose ONE of the components of EI and explain how it contributes to job satisfaction.

Part 2: Respond to a Peer

Read a post by one of your peers and respond, making sure to extend the conversation by asking questions, offering rich ideas, or sharing personal connections.

Joseph Wayne

RE: Week 3 Discussion

I agree with the author of this passage. Self management is an important component of emotional intelligent that if grasped can be a major component to the success or failure of your career.

I was in a situation in which a member of upper management came to my desk and slammed his hand on my desk and yelled at me. If I did not practice some self-management I could have easily yelled back at him, got in an argument with him or even a physical confrontation. Instead, I went to the plant manager and we had a meeting the three of us. The plant manager agreed with the fact that the member of upper management was in violation of company policy.