Q: After 20+ years in public & private education, I had to get out in order to redirect my energies for the last decade of service. My expertise has always been developing holistic education and emotional intelligence while struggling to maintain academic standards. I am now searching to get a certification to allow reentry to… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: September 2011
Q: Is it true that a major problem with the idea of EI is that studies have failed to show that EI predicts job performance above and beyond the “Big five” personality dimensions or beyond ‘g’, the shorthand for core intelligence? A: That criticism was made early in the history of EI, but has been… Read more »
Q: Does emotional intelligence offer any solutions for the epidemic of obesity?
A: Emotional intelligence abilities can help tackle obesity in certain ways. For the overweight individual, the self-mastery abilities – self-awareness and self-regulation – work hand in hand. Here mindfulness, an application of self-awareness, can help a person tune in to their thoughts and feelings while eating, and use the body’s signals for satiety to know when to stop – an act of self-regulation.
Q: I have read a lot about emotional intelligence and now I am designing a program for youth which will help them to explore, understand and manage their emotions positively. What are the key topics and core content that should be addressed in the program?
Q: Can a person who has a high EQ learn a second language easier and faster or not? A: There is no necessary relationship between emotional intelligence and a cognitive ability like language learning. As I detailed in The Brain And Emotional Intelligence, the neural circuits that govern self-management and relationship skills – the two… Read more »