Category: Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional Intelligence Leads to Good Moods and Creativity in the Workplace

Emotional intelligence sounds like it’s good for lots of positive things, but can you believe that creativity in the workplace is among them? New research confirms this somewhat unexpected finding, and shows that it really makes a lot of sense. What does this mean for organizations, and how can you use this to foster creativity in your workplace?

Quantitative Evidence that the Emotional Labor in Jobs is Easier with Emotional Intelligence (IO Psychology)

Topic: Emotional Intelligence Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2011) Article: The Primacy of Perceiving: Emotion Recognition Buffers Negative Effects of Emotional Labor Authors: Myriam N. Bechtold, Sonja Rohrmann, Irene E. De Pater, and Bianca Beersma Reviewed by: Mary Alice Crowe-Taylor, Ph.D. Are jobs that require emotional labor seemingly everywhere?

Keep Cool: The Effectiveness of Avoiding Anger and Maintaining Poise in Negotiations

Topic: Conflict, Emotional Intelligence, Human Resource Management Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (SEP 2011) Article: Hot or Cold: Is Communicating Anger or Threats More Effective in Negotiation? Authors: Sinaceur, M., Van Kleef, G. A., Neale, M. A., Adam, H., & Haag, C. Reviewed By: Thaddeus Rada Although there are few

Group Job Satisfaction Determined by the Emotional Intelligence of Its Leader

Topic: Leadership, Teams, Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction
Publication: Small Group Research (JAN 2011)
Article: Managers’ Trait Emotional Intelligence and Group Outcomes: The Case of Group Job Satisfaction
Authors: L. Zampetakis & V. Moustakis
Reviewed By: Allison B. Siminovsky

Emotional Intelligence: A tangled web of definitions, predictors, outcomes, and models

Topic: Emotional Intelligence, Job Performance, Leadership
Publication: Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice
Article: Emotional Intelligence: Toward Clarification of a Concept
Author: C. Cherniss
Selected commentary authors: Kaplan, Cortina, and Ruark (2010); Antonakis, J.& Dietz, J. (2010).
Reviewed by: Samantha Paustian-Underdahl

Does It Pay to Measure Emotional Intelligence During Selection?

Topic: Assessment, Emotional Intelligence, Staffi
Publication: International Journal of Selection and Assessment (MAR 2010)
Article: Emotional intelligence in selection contexts: Measurement method, criterion-related validity, and vulnerability to response distortion
Authors: N.D. Christiansen, J.E. Janovics, and B.P. Siers
Reviewed By: Benjamin Granger

Does Your Boss Give You The Blues?

Topic: Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Publication: The Journal of Vocational Behavior Article: Negative emotions in supervisory relationships: the role of relational models. Author: A.M. Game Featured by: LitDigger If you feel negative emotions resulting from your relationship with your boss, a recent article by Game (2008) provides an interesting theoretical explanation.  The author proposes

Managing Grief in the Workplace

Topic: Emotional Intelligence, Wellness Publication: Academy of Management Article:  Grief and the workplace. Blogger: Benjamin Granger To shed light on the issue of grief in the workplace, Mary Ann Hazen (2008) provided several suggestions for how managers and organizations can effectively respond to grieving employees. Several suggestions provided by Hazen (2008)

What’s the Big Deal with Emotional Intelligence Tests?

Topic: Emotional Intelligence, Selection Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior Article: Faking emotional intelligence: Comparing response distortion on ability and trait based EI measures. Authors: A.L. Day, S.A. Carroll Reviewed by: Benjamin Granger Many believe that job applicants can fake personality tests. And we know that in some cases (e.g., unproctored, online) cheating on ability