Free Emotional Intelligence Article Review Sample
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Emotional Intelligence (EI) has various definitions from several people; however, a general definition can be made by understanding the differences between emotional intelligence and emotional competence. Generally EI is the skill to analyze, recognize, and manage emotional indications, whereas, Emotional competence is the non-cognitive capabilities and social skills that impact human operations. A few out of numerous instruments such as Bar-On’s EQ-I, Salovey’s Multifactor Emotional Intelligence Scale, and Goleman and Boyatzis’ Emotional
Competence Inventory measure and assess EI. It is also noticed that emotionally intelligent people do not lose control on their emotions, unlike less emotionally intelligent people. People with good EI are known to achieve success as managers.
Though EI identifies emotional awareness and control, I am not convinced on how a few scholars like Richard Boyatzis and Daniel Goleman can conclude that EI includes everything such as leadership, influence, self-confidence, teamwork, communication, and conflict management. I believe all these aspects can only contribute to EI, but cannot be considered a complete set of EI. I agree with the author that certain degree of EI is required in order for people to develop emotional competencies, because these features in a leader help in developing managerial skills. The particular section where the author mentions that Intelligence Quotient (IQ), unlike EI remains constant over a life time, is not acceptable, because scientifically neuropsychologists have proved that IQ is not genetic and it can be developed.
I agree to the author’s report that IQ accounts for only about 10 percent of the change in jobs and success in life, and by adding EI the success rate is higher, but in highly technical fields where coding, and security is vital, I consider that the ratio of IQ must be higher than EI. Higher EI is required for people aiming to be in the managerial positions or in leadership.
Whetten, D. A., & Cameron, K. S. (2011). Developing Management Skills (8th ed.). Prentice Hall - Pearson.