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17 Use EQ to Cooperate With Failure . . . to Succeed

Significant attention has been focused on the concept of emotional intelligence (EQ) made popular by Daniel Goleman in his book Emotional Intelligence.30, 31 Research in this area suggests that a person’s EQ can be as important as IQ (Intelligence Quotient) for determining effectiveness and success. Among other strengths, people with higher EQ tend to be more perceptive of hidden opportunities and interpersonal challenges that need to be addressed. By tapping into our emotional energy and our intuition, emotional intelligence can allow us to move beyond our success capacity based on only rational and intellectual intelligence. Part of the challenge is to see our emotions as sources of ...

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