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Emotional Intelligence 1 Emotional Intelligence Emotional intelligence refers to some form of social intelligence involving one's ability to monitor the feelings and emotions of oneself as well as those of others, in order to distinguish among them and use the information as a guide to one's way of thinking and actions. It has been found that professionals rising to peak of their careers do not achieve only by virtue of being good at their respective jobs. These peak performers have been found to be optimistic, resilient and affable. This is the case in all careers. This paper investigates the nature, function, ethics and significance of Emotional Intelligence and its’ four core abilities necessary for success. These four core abilities are Self-awareness, Self-management, Social awareness, and Relationship management. Does emotional intelligence really matter in one's quest to acquire success in his or her career and social life? “Emotional intelligence refers to the capacity for recognizing your own feelings and those of others, for motivating yourself, and for managing emotions in yourself and in your relationships.” (Anderson, 2011) This is what drives some people to success on the corporate ladder ahead of others, they have the ability to tune into what other people are feeling, and from that they can develop the Ideas, plans, and other innovations to bring those feelings into the company line, or vision for the best possible success. This Self-awareness allows for a leader to make an effort within the company to be successful. It is worth noting that there is a relationship between cognitive abilities and non-cognitive ones. Studies have shown that social and emotional skills help in improving cognitive functioning. For instance, a study was carried out at Stanford University, where kids aged four years were required to stay alone in some room with a marshmallow and await the researcher's return. They were promised two marshmallows if they could restrain themselves from eating the marshmallow until the researcher's return. Ten
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Emotional Intelligence 2 years down the line, the kids were tracked down by the researchers. They discovered that the kids who resisted the temptation (Self-Management) to eat the marshmallow had attained an SAT score of 210 points more than those were not able to wait. Cognitive ability has been found to play little or no role in some people succeeding more than others. Social and emotional factors have been identified as very important in determining success level among individuals. This comes to the core ability Self-awareness, This is the ability to recognize your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior, know your strengths and weaknesses, and have self-confidence. Knowing that you can succeed by the work that you do within your group or within your span of control, is not everything to success, but it is the first of many steps. Different people make different causal attributions when setbacks or failure confronts
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course ORGANIZATI 240 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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