Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, manage and communicate feelings.
At Hanna Perkins Center, emotional intelligence is regarded as a key to happiness and success in life. We’re not alone in this.
Earlier this spring, Richard Boyatzis – a highly regarded professor at Case Western Reserve University – offered a free online class called Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence. According to The Plain Dealer, more than 65,000 people registered to take it.
The following 2-minute video is how Boyatzis himself describes emotional intelligence as a foundation for leadership and success.
Modules in the course syllabus have such titles as:
- Emotions are contagious
- Stress and renewal: becoming open to learning and change
- Emotional Intelligence and its link to Leadership
- The battle between the Ideal Self and Ought Self
For 65,000 people taking Boyatzis’ class, that would seem to make sense.