S1E1 EI101: An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence
This week, Dan reviews the basics of emotional intelligence by sharing his model, which breaks down EI into four domains and twelve competencies. For a visual of his thinking – check out the graphic below that we affectionately call, “the bubble map,” which outlines each competency and the domain it falls under. If you’re interested in delving deeper into emotional intelligence and EI research, including the neuroscience behind it, you might enjoy the crucial competence video series.
Co-host and Author
Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis.
Co-host & Key Step Media CEO
Fascinated with the importance of stories, Hanuman began his career recording audio for cultural preservation. Since founding More Than Sound, LLC (dba Key Step Media) in 2005, one story has risen to the top in terms of importance: ‘WE CAN AND MUST DEVELOP EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.’ This story is one of how we as individuals and communities cultivate more self-awareness and empathy — how we develop and leverage the competencies of emotional intelligence in order to make more intentional and thoughtful decisions and become more effective leaders in every area of our lives.
Over the years, Vipassana meditation practice has been an important guide for Hanuman’s development. He sat his first mindfulness retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts in 1989. And in 2004, he developed and participated in The Wisdom Preservation Project, recording interviews with Buddhist masters in Myanmar.
A graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, Hanuman received his M.A. in Media Arts from Emerson College. He lives, works, records, and tells the story of emotional intelligence from his little, yellow house in Western Massachusetts, which he shares with his wife and two young kids.
Follow along today’s episode using the “Emotional Intelligence Bubble Map”, a visual breakdown of the 4 domains and 12 competencies of Daniel Goleman’s model of emotional intelligence.
The following resources were referenced in today’s episode:
- Emotional Intelligence book
- Crucial Competence is a collection of video interviews with Daniel Goleman and prominent thought leaders in the area of Emotional and Social Intelligence.
- Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI) – Co-designed by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Hay Group to assess the emotional and social competencies that distinguish outstanding leaders. Training and certification available from HayGroup in Boston and in London.
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