It's tough to be in charge. Emotional intelligence can help, allowing you to process and understand your own reactions to what's going on, and to better tune into what others are going through. It's worth digging into. The more you understand about the 12 elements of emotional intelligence, the more you can judge your own strengths in each one, and reflect on where you might focus your efforts for improvement.
 
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What we're reading:
At this point, most of us are familiar with the concept of emotional intelligence and its importance. But this interesting HBR article might give you a little more food for thought. It breaks the concept down into 12 elements, with ideas on how to measure your own adeptness in each area. Maybe you're high on empathy but need to work on adaptability? Recognizing it is the first step!
Check yourself: 
So how do you stack up? Take this short emotional intelligence quiz to do a self-assessment and identify your strength areas, and those in which maybe you need a little help. Bonus? It includes suggestions and tips for seeking peer input as well, allowing for an even more comprehensive understanding of your EI!
What we're inspired by:


" Let's not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. "

- Vincent van Gogh

The Centre's Team
UPEACE Centre for Executive Education 
University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations

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