The Power of Emotional Intelligence – Dr. Travis Bradberry

In this TedTalk, Dr. Bradberry, coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the cofounder of TalentSmartÒ¾ the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies, answers some frequently asked questions related to Emotional Intelligence (EQ), such as, why do people with average Intelligence Quotient (IQ), outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time; and is EQ innate and how to increase EQ skills through small changes in habits. As explained, EQ is the ability to understand our own emotions, others’ emotions and how to behave in response to all these emotions. EQ is distinct from IQ and the idea that IQ affects EQ is a myth. EQ is also different from Personality. Personality is a stable set of preferences ad tendencies through which we approach the world and like IQ it is fixed at an early age; however EQ, which is a pathway between our rational and emotional brains, is different because it can evolve with time through our effort.

Dr. Bradberry further describes why is EQ important for success. Emotional Intelligence comprises of a set of 2 skills: Personal competence, i.e., awareness of one’s own emotions and Social competence, i.e., one’s awareness with others’ emotions and how he/she reads & responds to other people. Emotions drive behavior and how emotions are managed trickles down to how stress is managed, how to work in teams, decision making etc. Sharing his research published in Harvard Business Review, Dr. Bradberry shows how EQ scores vary with positions in an organization. Finally, he leaves us with three tips to increase EQ.


The Power of Emotional Intelligence by Travis Bradberry organized by TEDxUCIrvine

Written for LEADIN

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