Emotional Intelligence – What You Need To Know [Infographic]

Your Essential Guide to Emotional Intelligence

This is a guest post from Davitt Corporate Partners.

Over the past number of years there has been a shift away from IQ to EQ. So what is EQ? EQ is also known as emotional intelligence. The term was coined decades ago but was made famous by the famous psychologist Dr. Daniel Goleman. In his best-selling book ‘’Emotional Intelligence’’, Goleman outlines the 5 aspects of emotional intelligence (or EQ) which are:

1. Knowing one’s emotions.
2. Managing [one’s] emotions.
3. Motivating oneself.
4. Recognizing emotions in others.
5. Handling relationships.

Having being emotionally savvy is important in all elements of your life. The more you empathize with others, the more connections you will have. When it comes to the workplace, it’s hugely important that you are emotionally aware. Therefore it’s imperative that you are emotionally intelligent in the work place. The statistics speak for themselves – according to a recent report, over 90% of high achievers are emotionally intelligent. Emotional intelligence is also responsible for 58% of your job performance.

Additionally, the same report (carried out by Schmidt in 2012), revealed that people with a high EQ make $29,000 more annually than people with a low EQ. Therefore, it’s in our best interests to be as emotionally intelligent as possible. With this in mind, the people from Davitt Corporate Partners created this infographic below that highlights the importance of EQ in the work place as well as how we can begin developing our emotional intelligence. Let’s check it out!


David Keane is the director of Davitt Corporate Partners, Ireland’s leading organisational psychology consultancy. Established in 1999 by Adrienne Davitt, who is the current MD, their highly skilled and dedicated team work across all industry sectors from niche clients to start ups, to Ireland’s major organisations and some of the largest organisations in the world. 

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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