Daniel Goleman Introduces Emotional Intelligence [5:13]

Description

Daniel Goleman, leading expert on emotional intelligence, gives a great introduction to the concept and practice.  He starts by outline EI’s four domains, 1) self-awareness, 2) self-management, 3) empathy and reading others, and 4) synthesis and relationship building.  After discussing the benefits of EI, Goleman remarks on the current growth of EI practice, gender disparity, and cultural differences.

Discussion Questions

  • What are the four domains of emotional intelligence?  Why are they each important?
  • How might we practice and build emotional intelligence?
  • How might EI help us in our lives?  What if you had no EI?
  • What does he mean when he says men or women are better ‘on average’?

Keywords: psychology, culture, emotions, emotional intelligence, life skills, society, inter-personal, relationships, mental health

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