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The importance of Emotional Intelligence for the Millennial Generation

Andrew

Below is a great video, worth watching, featuring extracts from an interview with Simon Sinek from an episode of Inside Quest (IQ). Sinek is an American author. His ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’ was listed as the third most popular TED presentation of all time

Sinek makes very many great points about how adolescents and young adults today are being set up for failure, due to the corporate and parenting culture and due to unrealistic expectations which are (un)grounded in an expectation of instant gratification.

What I find fascinating, is what Simon is really talking about – life skills – is emotional intelligence. Yet this isn’t mentioned by name. Funny that the video is from IQ, aka Intelligence Quotient, whereas the solution is really EQ – Emotional Quotient, or EI Emotional Intelligence, also sometimes referred to as emotional literacy.

The discussion highlights how the current obsession with social media is denying the opportunity to develop life skills and relationships skills, which are also not being facilitated in the corporate environment.

Here’s an extract from the discussion, followed by our thoughts: Read More →

Awakening Your Emotional Intelligence

Andrew

Much has been written about Emotional Intelligence, otherwise known as EQ. It is said to be the most important aspect of Leadership and a critical success factor in life. We agree and fundamentally believe that EQ is the bedrock of happiness and wellness.

Despite its importance, EQ is generally misunderstood and overlooked, with its cousin IQ taking centre stage and being over-used to assess and promote learning and ability. Emotional intelligence is not one thing and not so easy to assess; rather it is a rich combination of attributes such as self-awareness, openness, empathy and presence – a very different kind of wisdom…

Emotional intelligence has been defined as:

  • Knowing and managing your emotions
  • Motivating yourself
  • Recognising and understanding other people’s emotions
  • Managing relationships

Now consider these wise quotes Read More →