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EQ over IQ

Why has EQ become so popular in recent history? What happened to the old fashioned IQ?

Is EQ as important for success in modern organizations as the course readings for week 8 would have you believe?

Can EQ be developed in a plan for personal development? Discuss.

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ON EQ & it's Rise

What is EQ? EQ refers to emotional quotient which a psychological measure of emotional capacity and management. It is also known as EI or emotional intelligence which describes the individual's capacity, skill and ability to assess, manage, affect and control one's own emotions and the emotions of others individually or as a group. Of recent, EQ has been essential in evaluating and analysing social skills especially in relation to behavior and social relations. In business and organizations, EQ is of great interest in that it implies much in relation to workplace relations and dynamics, management strategies and capacities as well as leadership skills. There are varied models that specialists have used over time to utilize the concept of EQ. In 1937 however, E.L. Thorndike started the recognition of what is now the concept of EQ in relation to management via his concept of social intelligence - the skill of managing and understanding other people via the creative and skilful utilization of capacities to manage and understand human emotions, needs and motivation. Over time, social intelligence developed into the more recognizable term EQ which, as a present-day concept came to be via the 1985 PhD thesis of W. Payne - 'A Study of Emotion: Developing Emotional Intelligence'; soon, more research acknowledged the importance of emotions and the ability to manage them in relation to goal and work outcomes and EQ or EI models came to fore including Petrides & Furnham's (2000) trait emotional intelligence and ability emotional intelligence. The former focus on the following elements 'perceiving emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, ...

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The phenomenon of the popular of the application and study of EQ over IQ is discussed and explained in this 1,204-word APA format essay. The application of EQ in organizational development and management as well as in personal development is included in the discussion. References are listed for further research. A word version is attached for easy download and printing.