Success in the Workplace
with Kristi Tackett-Newburg, Ph.D., LIMHP, CPC

Emotional Intelligence

Don’t Be Fooled by Smoke and Mirrors: 12 Traits of Truly Authentic People

Let me paint a picture for you.  The average member of today's society has become immersed in technology, navigating life behind the confines of computers and smartphones, and learning more and more how to disregard reality.  Not only that, we have developed an ability to sit in a crowded room and mentally “check-out” unaware of what is going on around us, our attention captivated by the digital device in front of us.  This is how we communicate in the 21st century.


Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Part 3: Why Awareness Makes People Like You

In my previous post, Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Part 2: Know Thyself, I discussed how Self-Awareness and Self-Management are essential factors in becoming a strong leader.  In this third and final part of my 3-part series, I will focus on social competence, or the ability to understand other people’s moods, attitudes, and behaviors.  Socially competent leaders are more Socially Aware and are better able to Manage Personal and Professional Relationships.


Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Part 1: The Secret Behind Strong Leaders

“Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy.”
~ Dean Koontz, Best Selling Author  

If you are in the business world, you have likely
heard the term “Emotional Intelligence” during leadership trainings or in articles on how to be an effective leader.

But what exactly does this concept mean? 

Emotional Intelligence (or EI) was first introduced into mainstream psychology in the 1990’s by psychologists, Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer.  Emotional Intelligence refers to a person’s ability to accurately perceive emotions, comprehend information related to those emotions, and an ability to effectively manage them.