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The Value Of Emotional Intelligence

Submitted by on January 10, 2013 – 12:59 amNo Comment


Author: Anna Stevens


Emotional Intelligence matters twice as much as technical and analytical skills combined for star performances, and the higher people move up in the company, the more critical Emotional Intelligence becomes.

Daniel Goleman

According to Success Magazine, in the 1900s it would take 150 years to double all human knowledge. Today, it only takes 1-2 years. BY 2020, ALL THE KNOWLEDGE IN THE UNIVERSE IS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE EVERY 72 DAYS!

In order for a business to stay on top in this global, ever-changing environment, its leaders must be able to create resonance – a reservoir of positivity that frees the best in people. That is why being intelligent about emotions matters so much for business success. Emotionally intelligent leaders have the ability to inspire, arouse passion and enthusiasm, and keep people motivated and committed.

For too long managers have seen emotions at work as irrelevant. Today, organizations of all kinds realize the benefits of leadership that generates emotional resonance which lets people flourish.

Emotional Intelligence in business can help:

  • Discover and develop your identity as a leader;
  • Learn how to create positive, lasting change in yourself, those whom you lead, and your organization as a whole;
  • Inspire and motivate those who follow you and keep them committed to achieving common business success;
  • Cultivate creativity, innovation, and customer loyalty;
  • Improve decision-making process: use emotions in the best way to solve problems and make optimal choices;
  • Reduce stress and enhance resilience.


Family isn’t about those whose blood you have. It’s about whom you care for.

Trey and Matt Stone Parker

Good relationships with other people are necessary and expected in the modern society. But what about our own families, spouses, children, parents? How satisfied are we with our personal relationships with those who mean everything to us? Are we happy? Are they happy? Are we giving too much and being taken advantage of OR are we asking too much and being considered as not appreciative? Are we hot-headed, impatient, and take our anger on the closest to us OR are we not expressing our feelings and concerns trying to avoid a conflict?

People, who are proficient at building strong, successful family relationships, know that such relationships are founded on mutuality: reciprocity of “give and take”.

Emotional Intelligence for family can help:

  • Build stronger family relationships to achieve happiness;
  • Become a trusted friend and a mentor to your children;
  • Develop and maintain a healthy home environment;
  • Stimulate an ongoing learning process within a family to achieve common success;
  • Lower the level of stress in your life overall;
  • Reduce the level of domestic violence in the society as a whole.


The best hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth.


What would our schools be like if education also could include the Emotional Intelligence abilities?

The new generation of young leaders-to-be would decline violence and abuse that stem from deficits in skills such as handling impulses and rocky emotions.

When most innovative educators recognize the importance of Emotional Intelligence in higher education, they will help their graduates become authentic leaders instead of mere managers. The most forward-thinking business people will support and encourage such education, not just for added leadership strength, but for vitality of the entire economy.

The community as a whole will benefit from higher levels of tolerance, caring, and personal responsibility.

Emotional Intelligence at school can help:

  • Reduce depression, abuse and violence among teens and increase optimism toward life;
  • Overcome self-criticism and victim-mentality, and develop self-confidence and responsibility;
  • Become proactive about success, set meaningful goals, make commitments and follow through;
  • Enhance academic performance and improve relationship building skills;
  • Develop and maintain healthy habits and increase overall well-being.

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About the Author

Anna Stevens, JD, BBA is a part of the network “Experts in Emotional Intelligence”. She is the owner of “EQ for Success” – Atlanta-based company that provides training and coaching in Emotional Intelligence ( Anna is a current MBA candidate at GA State University and a community leader/volunteer at Woman’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. In addition, she is a happy woman and a mommy. Her burning desire is to help as many people as possible to uncover their potential and achieve their goals through Emotional Intelligence.

Anna started expressing the interest in mind power and self-development when she was only 12 years old. Since then, she has learned how to set and achieve high goals and became the one who always makes things happen. During the past 2 years Anna has taught herself English starting from a beginner’s level and enhanced her language skill to the level of fluency!

Anna’s personal mission statement is “I believe that each individual is unique and has a great potential for growth. I admire the differences in people and keep my mind free of prejudgments or prejudices. I believe in the power of mind and am committed to inspiring people to be proactive about their life success”.

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