What Can Emotional Intelligence Do For You?

“It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence; it is not the triumph of heart over head—it is the unique intersection of both.” –David Caruso, psychologist and co-creator of the concept

According to researchers John D. Mayer and Peter Salovey, Emotional Intelligence (EI) represents “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and actions.” In the workplace, EI allows you to build lasting relationships with co-workers. Working with people means working with emotion—and how you manage your emotions and react to the feelings of others can have a huge impact on your professional success.

In conjunction with the Iowa State and University of Northern Iowa alumni associations, the UIAA will soon offer the first of two fantastic networking opportunities in Des Moines. On Thursday, April 11, alumni from all three institutions are invited to a luncheon and lecture at Dos Rios Cantina and Tequila Lounge. Stephanie Salasek, ISU senior associate director of admissions, will discuss her findings on how EI can help or hinder your career.

This event costs $13 for UIAA members/$15 for nonmembers (lunch included). Click here to learn more and register. We hope to see you there!

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