115: Emotional Intelligence and the Safety Pro

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From PositivePsychology.com

Emotional intelligence is what we use when we empathize with our coworkers, have deep conversations about our relationships with significant others, and attempt to manage an unruly or distraught child. It allows us to connect with others, understand ourselves better, and live a more authentic, healthy, and happy life.

Although there are many kinds of intelligence, and they are often connected to one another, there are some very significant differences between them.

IQ vs. EQ

EQ is emotional intelligence, which, as stated above, is all about identifying emotions in ourselves and others, relating to others, and communicating about our feelings.

IQ, on the other hand, is cognitive intelligence. This is the intelligence that people are generally most familiar with, as it is the type that is most often referred to when the word “intelligence” is used. It is also the type that is most often measured through testing and estimated through things like grade-point average.

This episode goes into detail on this and sheds light on how safety professionals need to develop their EQ to be successful at what we do! Here are some MUST HAVE resources to get started:

Catch Dr. Travis Bradberry and his TEDx here.

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