A way to understand emotional intelligence (EI) and why many training courses waste money and time
The following comparisons should help to really understand what EI is about:
Competence is about what I can do – my skills and self confidence to apply these skills
IQ is about what I can understand and do from a logical level (my cognitive, logical potential)
Personality is about how I prefer to do things (my preferred style)
EI is about why I do things and how I feel when I do them (my attitudes about myself and others (self esteem and regard for others), values and motivation
The problem is, most managers and training courses they send their staff on only look at things from a cognitive and competence level, with sometimes a look at personality too (typically MBTI)
All of these things will not lead to sustainable change if you do not dig a little deeper, and look at development and change from an emotionally intelligent level. Your core attitudes and values will ALWAYS have a big impact on your emotions, and ultimately your thoughts and behaviour. These foundations of behaviour and performanvce therfore lie in emotional intelligence.
Would you try to build a house without careful consideration of the foundations first? Of course not. So why not make sure your training courses cover the foundations of human behaviour!This entry was posted on Sunday, November 14th, 2010 at 6:12 pm and is filed under Fresh News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.