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Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence At Work

Last Updated on 01 March, 2023

All learning has an emotional base.
– Plato

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the power to integrate thoughts and make optimal decisions. It is the ability to be agile with one's feelings. Emotional intelligence is key to any successful relationship at work or in personal life. Also enhances well-being and improves quality of life.

Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer introduced the theory of emotional intelligence in the 1990s. Daniel Goleman further developed it. Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage emotions. It includes developing skills like emotional agility, or the ability to identify and cope with negative emotions and harness them.

Emotional intelligence helps you to carve, manage, evaluate and understand your own emotions and of the people around us. Developing your EI is crucial to uplift your behavioral and cognitive development. And, become better at work.

You can also listen to our podcast: Promoting Emotional Wellbeing in the Workplace

About The Speaker

Brenda Lee is the CEO of Modig Leadership. The team works in development training, motivational speaking, and workshops to help individuals communicate better, collaborate more effectively, and become more engaged in their work. Modig Leadership focuses on the individuals that make up your team before moving into team development.

Modig Leadership utilizes a cutting-edge approach focusing on emotional intelligence and how it relates to everything from personal relationships to professional relationships - to success in sales, ROI in business, and the boardroom. Their specialty areas are communication gaps, the need for more collaboration, and employee engagement.

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Show Notes

(00:47) What is emotional intelligence?

(01:43) Why does emotional intelligence need to be emphasized in the workplace? How does it impact how employees engage and interact with each other?

(04:18) What are the components of emotional intelligence?

(07:23) How can one measure EI?

(08:28) What are the ways to improve emotional intelligence in the workplace?

(12:14) Can corporate wellness programs help improve EI in the workplace?

(19:34) What would you like to suggest our listeners?

This podcast is hosted by Parismita Goswami who is also a content marketer and podcast host at Vantage Circle. A feverish poet and cinephile with an intense taste for music, specifically rock, she has the heart of an explorer, learner, and is a lover of the Himalayas. To get in touch, reach out to

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