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The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights by Daniel Goleman

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Self-Mastery

The two left-hand quadrants in the generic emotional intelligence model are about the self: self-awareness and self-management.

These are the basis for self-mastery: awareness of our internal states, and management of those states. These domains of skill are what make someone an outstanding individual performer in any domain of performance – and in business an outstanding individual contributor, or lone star.

Competencies like managing emotions, focused drive to achieve goals, adaptability and initiative are based on emotional self-management.

 

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Self-regulation of emotion and impulse relies greatly on the interaction between the ...

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