Emotional and Social Competence–Collection of Blogs

September 14, 2014 by Ken Nowack

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.”

Bill Watterson

What do we know about the fad around emotional intelligence?

Do women have higher EI than men?

What exactly is emotional and social competence?

Is EI different from cognitive intelligence?

How do you measure this concept?

What does it predict and is it really more important than cognitive ability?

Can it be changed, or, are we basically born with an EI “set pointand range?

Well, the answer to most of these questions are contained in a number of Articles and Blogs on the topic that I have tried to address for many years.  A few readers have asked if there is an easy way to read the various Blogs on this topic that we have published and now there is!

A wonderful resource for the topic can be found at the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence for Organizations which was founded in 1996 (I am a member).

Happy reading and let me know if you have any other questions or feedback.

Envisia EI Related Articles/Blogs

Nowack, K. (2014). Taking the Sting Out of Feedback. Talent Development Magazine, Volume 68, pp. 50-54

Nowack, K. (2013). Development and Interpretation of the Emotional Intelligence View 360. Jean Brittain Leslie, Feedback to Managers: A Guide to Reviewing and Selecting Multirater Instruments for Leadership Development, 4th Edition, Center for Creative Leadership

Nowack, K. (2012). Emotional Intelligence: Defining and Understanding the Fad. Training and Development, Volume 66, pp. 60-63.

Nowack, K. (2006). Emotional intelligence: Leaders Make a Difference.  HR Trends, 17, 40-42

Nowack, K. & Pons, Baldiri (2009). A Comparison of Emotional Intelligence of Leaders in Spain and the USA.  Envisia Learning, Inc.

Nowack, K. (2010). Emotional Intelligence: What Can Be Changed?  Envisia Learning, Inc.

Envisia Learning EI Blogs

As a few researchers have argued, it’s not how smart you are but how you are smart that matters at work and in life……Be well…..

Kenneth Nowack, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist (PSY13758) and President & Chief Research Officer/Co-Founder of Envisia Learning, is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. Ken also serves as the Associate Editor of Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. His recent book Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It is available for free for a limited time by signing up for free blog updates (Learn more at our website)

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  1. thanks Ken…I will print this out and save…a great resource!

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