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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Emotional Intelligence: From Management to Leadership by Emily A. Sterrett

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CHAPTER 1

Defining Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Jack walked into the office where three of his sales managers were reviewing the latest sales figures. So engrossed were they in discussing the disappointing results and what might be causing the sudden downturn in business, they did not hear him approach. Jack cleared his throat rather loudly, interrupting an obviously important and spirited discussion about work. “Kelly,” he said firmly, “I need to see you about that Allied account. We need to get some information to corporate.” He turned on his heels, leaving Kelly to wrinkle up her nose and explain to her colleagues that she would have to get back to them about continuing this analysis. She quickly followed Jack to his office.

Assuming that the ...

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