Emotional Intelligence or EI has received a lot of attention thanks to Dr. Daniel Goleman and others. There are several definitions of EI, but one of the most basic definitions is: The ability to understand your own emotions as well as those in others. I have a lot of my doctoral students working on dissertations involving emotional intelligence.
I know that there are a lot of books about EI, but I thought I’d share with you some of the ones that I find most helpful. If you are interested in finding out more about EI, I suggest you check out the following:
General Resource of Understanding Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Intelligence: 10th Anniversary Edition; Why it Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman . . . click here.
Great Resource to Compare 3 Models of Emotional Intelligence:
Emotional Intelligence: Key Readings on the Mayer and Salovey Model by Peter Salovey, Marc Brackett and John Mayer . . . Click here
– Excellent resource for those doing research on EI that want to compare the basics of Mayer & Salovey, Bar-On and Goleman’s work. There is a great table on page 88.
Important Work by Reuven Bar-On:
The Handbook of Emotional Intelligence: Theory, Development, Assessment, and Application at Home, School and in the Workplace by Rueven Bar-ON and James Parker with a forward by Daniel Goleman. . . Click here
Good Resource for Emotional Intelligence at Work:
The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace by Cary Cherniss and Daniel Goleman . . . Click here
Exercises to Increase Emotional Intelligence:
Emotional Intelligence in Action by Marcia Hughes, Bonita Patterson and James Bradford Terrell . . . Click here
. I received my EI certification training through Marcia Hughes’ group.
I know I said I would include the top 5 . . . but for those of you interested in my dissertation: Examination of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Sales Performance . . . Click here.