International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

The Evolution of Emotional Intelligence
Dr. Napoleon Broughton

Abstract
Emotional intelligence (EI) is a significant factor in the current paradigm shift to include affective abilities as integral competencies necessary to actualize leadership capabilities. Examining our emotions and the emotional makeup of others is necessary to determine how particular emotional abilities are used in specific work-related context. To underscore the importance of emotional intelligence, increased focus on the phenomenon has provided an opportunity for researchers to recognize emotional intelligence as a significant factor in determining leadership ineptitude. This paper examines the evolution of emotional intelligence as indicated by the revolutionary change in emphasis on leadership practices that reflect using a host of critical skills.

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