The notion of emotional intelligence has been around for a long time but gained significant momentum from a 1995 book by author Daniel Goleman. In his book, Goleman helps us realize that we ought not only hone emotional intelligence in ourselves but also in the students we serve. In the 5 minute video below, Goleman unpacks his notion of emotional intelligence into four components.
- Self Awareness – our moral compass
- Self Management – handling distress effectively and “marshaling positive emotions”
- Empathy – “knowing what someone else is feeling”
- Social Skills – “skilled relationship”
Have a look at the video below…
If you’re yearning for something a little more light-hearted as it relates to emotional intelligence, check out the great examples of self-awareness demonstrated by George Constanza from Seinfeld. After all, self-awareness is the first step to nurturing our own emotional intelligence. In short, as Jerry Seinfeld says to George in the clip, “if every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right.” Check out the clip below…
Want to view some more video on emotional intelligence, check out Justin Bariso’s post 5 Brilliant TED Talks that Will Increase Your Emotional Intelligence.