The Case for Emotional Intelligence

What’s the research evidence that emotional intelligence improves performance in business — and success in education and life?

The Business Case for EQ 2016 is a free eBook documenting dozens of research studies linking emotional intelligence to improved organizational performance.

EQ for Business

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).

What is emotional intelligence and why does it matter in education? The Case for Social Emotional Learning provides the latest data and an effective introduction to this important topic.

EQ for Education

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

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.

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


But wait… what is Emotional Intelligence anyway?

More evidence?

Free eBook: The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence 2016 – 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 (2016) – review of current research showing how EQ improves academic achievement, school retention, and positive behavior.

Study: Emotional Intelligence and Success – EQ predicts 55% of the variation in success (defined as relationships, effectiveness, wellbeing, 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, relationships, satisfaction, achievement, and self-efficacy.

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