Posted by: henriquesampaio | January 18, 2010

Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence:

“Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while other claim it is an inborn characteristic.” (From

Like everyone else, many executives have to deal with Emotional Intelligence every day, but in a different way.

Business no longer functions in silos, in a global economy, everything is interdependent, and one cannot succeed without mastering the arts of networking and communication. In every step you take, you either affect or are influenced by others, and the secret is how to manage relationships and transmit a message.

In fact, when you have to manage relationships is exactly when the “EI” is most important, specially in a global environment.

According to a Harvard PhD, the main feelings that executives need to manage are linked to feelings of pride, autonomy, affiliation, status and importance within the company and I agree 100%!!!

So, lets think for a while about what we feel when we are working and how we manage those feeling, especially regarding “relationships and transmitting a message”.

“All learning has an emotional base.” ( Plato)


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