Emotional Intelligence Discussion Questions
Instructions:Â Reflect on the following questions as they relate to EI.Â Respond to these questions in a reflective paperÂ Â
- Were you familiar with the term "emotional intelligence" before reading Emotional Intelligence 2.0?
- If you have never heard of EQ before, what's the most important thing you discovered after reading Emotional Intelligence 2.0?
- If you were familiar with EQ before reading the book, what's the most important thing you discovered?
- Have you felt an emotional hijacking similar to Butch Connor's during his run-in with the shark?
- What are the physical symptoms you experience with emotion? Â An example might be your face turns red when you're angry.
- What are the few fundamental changes you might like to make now that you know change can happen at a physical level? Â What would you like to train your brain to do?
- What's one experience that stands out for you in learning to recognize or manage emotions? Â What about learning to recognize what other people are feeling?
- In your job, how are emotions dealt with? Â Is there anything covered in the book that would help you in the next six months at work? Â How about the next week?
- How are EQ skills visible in current events today? Â Discuss politicians, celebrities, athletes, etc.
- Can you think of any historical figures or events that were influenced by either poor management or excellent management of emotions?
- Only 36% of people are able to identify their emotions accurately as they happen. Â Why do you suppose this is the case? Â How might someone get better at this?
- Without sharing specific numbers, which EQ skill score was your highest? Â
- Which EQ skills was your lowest? Â Which strategies will you practice to improve this skill?
- What will make practicing EQ skills most challenging for you?
- What would you like to know from other people in the group about how they: Â work on being more self aware, self manage, manage relationships?
- Comment on the following fascinating findings: Â EQ tends to increase with age, the biggest EQ gap between Baby Boomers and Generation Y (Millenials) is in their self-management skills, women and men have the same average self-awareness score, while men score higher in self-management and women score higher in social awareness and relationship management, CEOs and other senior executives, on average, have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||11/05/2014 05:00 pm