October 19, 2005

Reflections on Emotional Intelligence

Overall, I feel that Goleman's book can be a powerful and helpful tool. It is an excellent place to start with emotional intelligence. I found it helpful in making me more aware of my emotions. The five competencies I feel were pretty inclusive and complete. The one thing I would like to see though is how to use the information gained from this text to make improvements in your emotional intelligence. It is one thing to be aware of your emotions and their effects, but it is another thing to be able to fix that problem or control your emotions. Some exercises or even suggestions on how to control impulses and become more emotionally intelligent would be great. Other than that I think this was a great place to start, for me anyway, and it is a good tool to have.

Posted by at October 19, 2005 5:53 PM