“What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does it Matter? ” – Entrepreneur.com

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contributor Gerard Adams | Entrepreneur.com

“Most people are conditioned to believe that knowledge is power, when, in fact, knowledge is only potential power. In my life, I’ve been blessed enough to have many meaningful conversations, yet the one I had this past week on emotional intelligence with a young woman, Ashley Zahabian, who I met at the entrepreneurial incubator that I recently launched, Fownders, really resonated with me.

“We were going through her pitch deck and stumbled across the topic of ‘EQ’ emotional intelligence. As the conversation grew more in depth, she told me a powerful story of a young boy and his grandfather that truly altered my perception.”

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Daniel Goleman’s five components of emotional intelligence:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Regulation
  • Internal Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social Skills

 

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