Emotional Intelligence : How The Emotional Mind Could Impact Your Relationships, Education, Intelligence, And Play

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Emotional Intelligence: Redefines What It Means to Be Smart Introduction Have you ever wondered how the emotional mind could impact your relationships, education, intelligence, and play a role in future success? Daniel Goleman published his first book in 1995 and it demonstrates the importance of emotional intelligence, creates understanding about what it really means, and how to be aware and how to grow our own emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence has been around for quite some time and Goleman depicts the importance of emotions throughout childhood into cooperate America. Throughout this paper I will be unfolding the overview of pertinent history, evolutionary growth of emotional intelligence, define what emotional intelligence is, how it can be used in our nursing practice, how it can create well-rounded respective leaders, and the influence it has on individual performance and organizational productivity. So let’s begin with a little history. Defining Emotional Intelligence As early as the 1940s, the term intelligence was recognized and further came to light when a well-known researcher by the name of David Wechsler, defined intelligence for the first time. Wechsler’s definition of intelligence is “the aggregate or global capacity of the individual to act purposefully, to think rationally, and to deal effectively with his environment” (Wechsler, 1958). Wechsler, often referred to the elements in his research as the “non-intellective” as well as the “intellective elements,” which was explained and well-defined in his research as the affective, personal, and social factors (Wechsler, 1940). With the continuation of his research, in 1943, Wechsler’s main question states, “whether the non-intellective, that is affecti... ... middle of paper ... ... can reduce profits 20-25% (Goleman, 1995). With that said, I believe self-awareness and empathy in my own practice are important because it makes you think about your own personal feeling, thoughts, goals, emotions and also makes you take the time to place yourself in others shoes, to determine what that person is feeling, thinking, etc. It creates a great leader because as a leader, sometimes you can’t just jump to conclusions and have to listen, hear many sides of the story to make a rational and mindful decision that should be best for the company wellbeing. However, sometimes the right decision made can still always be the hardest decision to make but if you know yourself and how you can bounce back, that creates the best leader. You want a leader who the group process, gathers all the information, supplies feedback, and empowers others (Marquis & Huston, 2015).

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