Emotional intelligence boosts our self-awareness, motivation, self-control, social skills and empathy. These are what makes one become better leaders.
The term Emotional Intelligence (EI) were coined by two psychology professors, John Mayer and Peter Salovey in 1990. Daniel Coleman wrote the book “Emotional Intelligence” in 1995 and followed up with an article for Harvard Business Review called “What Makes A Leader.”
Philosophers, psychologists and great teachers have also touched upon this subject including Socrates, Dostoyevsky, Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, His Holiness Dalai Lama and my favorite spiritual teacher, Pema Chödrön.
It is therefore insightful and profound for the writer of this article to cite Joe Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon as a powerful lesson in Emotional Intelligence.
Aloha -- Cathi