The Case for Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence improves effectiveness, relationships, health, influence, decision making, and quality of life.

Young people with high EQ earn higher grades, stay in school, and make healthier choices (see more about EQ for education).

Adults with high EQ have better career advancement, are more effective leaders and salespeople, and have better personal & professional relationships (see more about EQ for business).

In other words, the learnable skills of emotional intelligence are central to personal and professional success.  Everywhere that people connect with others, everywhere that people need to juggle complex decisions, everywhere that people need to lead themselves and others — there are compelling reasons to develop and apply the science of EQ.


Want evidence?

Free eBook: The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence 2010 – review of current research linking EQ to improved leadership, better employee productivity, lower turnover, higher sales, and bottom line value.

Free eBook: A Case for Emotional Intelligence In Our Schools – review of current research showing how EQ improves academic achievement, school retention, and positive behavior.

Study: Emotional Intelligence and Success – EQ predicts over 54% of the variation in success (relationships, effectiveness, health, quality of life)

Study: Emotional Intelligence, Stress, and Performance in Healthcare (PDF) – EQ reduces stress and predicts 66-79% of the variation in performance.

Research Summary (PDF): For youth, EQ predicts over 50% of a combination of health, relationiships, satisfaction, achievement, and self-efficacy.

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