Articles on EI/EQ

by | Aug 7, 2019

This is a representative sample of the thousands of articles on the internet regarding emotional intelligence, also known as EI or EQ (emotional quotient), in a wide variety of venues, including the workplace, sales, education, healthcare, the military, politics, and diplomacy. Here are the categories of articles:

Key Studies on Value of EI

  1. University College London Proves Life Skills Beat Academic Knowledge (April 13, 2017)
  2. Emotional Intelligence: Boosting Your Emotional Quotient (May 17,2016)
  3. Six Seconds – Emotional Intelligence and Success (March 25, 2016)
  4. Six Seconds Publishes New Research Findings from Multi-Year Study at FedEx That Links Emotional Intelligence to Increased Performance and Quality of Life (Jan. 20, 2014).
  5. Six Seconds: The Case for Emotional Intelligence*: A list of studies that have shown that EQ predicts leadership effectiveness, sales, customer service, financial well-being, career progression, academic achievement, health, relationships, and positive behaviors.

History of EI

  1. People-with-higher-emotional-intelligence-are-better-decision-makers (Nov. 20, 2013): Provides brief history of EI and its impact on decision making capabilities
  2. The Third Decade of Emotional Intelligence (May 29, 2013): Summary of the development of emotional intelligence from 1990, which has included a decade of discovering the meaning of EI, a decade of analytical validation, and now moving into a decade of practical application in science and practice in schools, businesses, government agencies, and healthcare organizations.

EI and the Brain

  1. Multitasking Damages Your Brain and Career (Oct. 8, 2014, Forbes)
  2. Anything Happening in the Neurosciences? (March 13, 2014): Excellent article by Ed Welch from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation cautioning us on how we accept recent studies on the brain.
  3. Why Focus is the Key (Oct. 27, 2013): Dan Goleman explains why the brain is most efficient when we learn to focus our thoughts
  4. Six Seconds: Are We Wired for Empathy?*: Introduction to neurological basis for human empathy.
  5. Stress is Killing Me! Time for Emotional Intelligence?* (April 12, 2013): Excellent overview of the growing amount of stress in our world, how the brain responds to that stress, and how improving emotional intelligence can help us to reduce stress and improve job performance.
  6. For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov (Oct. 3, 2013): A new study indicating that reading literary fiction, as opposed to popular fiction or serious nonfiction, people performed better on tests measuring empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence.

How to Improve EI

  1. Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence? (2013)
  2. Improving Emotional Intelligence(2023)
  3. Can Emotional Intelligence Be Improved? (2019)
  4. How to Improve EI to Improve Your Life (2022)
  5. How to Improve Emotional Intelligence (2019)

EI Coaching

  1. Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence? (Harvard Business Review, May 2013)

EI in Business and Workplace

  1. Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace (2024)
  2. The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence (2023)
  3. Soft Skills Are in Great Demand in the Workplace: Here’s Why (Feb. 18, 2024)
  4. 7 Principles to Rewrite the Unwritten Rules Build an Emotionally Intelligent Culture (2024)
  5. EI in the Workplace: What you Should Know (2023)
  6. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence at Work (2023)
  7. Why Emotional Intelligence is Important in Leadership (2019)
  8. Is Your Company “Soft” Enough? (2018)
  9. 5 Emotionally Intelligent HR Policies Your Work Culture Will Suffer Without (2018)
  10. Apple is Rated the Most Emotionally Intelligent Brand, Facebook the Least (2018)
  11. Women Have This Advantage Over Men in Earning Higher Salaries (2017)
  12. 7 Reasons That Emotional Intelligence Is Quickly Becoming A Top Sought Job Skills (2017)
  13. Uber’s New CEO Just Sent an Amazing Email to Employees–Major Lesson in EI ( 2017)
  14. Why Most CEOs Lack Emotional Intelligence (2017)
  15. How Chipotle’s New Short Film Is Using EI to Woo Back Customers (2016)
  16. EQ Stories: Customer Service With Emotional Intelligence (2016)
  17. Best Practices for Including EI in Real Estate Professionals (2016)
  18. IQ Doesn’t Predict Success (2014)
  19. WSJ: Why Likeability Matters More at Work (2014).
  20. Skill Shortage Ahead as Industry Shifts to Soft Skills (2013)
  21. Emotional Intelligence Becoming Most Coveted Skill in the Workplace (2013)
  22. You May Have to Show Emotional IQ to Get into Business School (2013)
  23. Harvard Business Review: Improving Emotional Intelligence* (2013)
  24. When Emotions Are High, Intelligence is Low (2013)
  25. Six Seconds: Leadership and EI*
  26. Supercharge Executive Coaching with Emotional Intelligence (2013)
  27. Why Do Employers Value Emotional Intelligence Over IQ (2013)
  28. Six Seconds: The Amadori Case (2013)

EI in Leadership

  1. EQ: The Secret to Great Leadership (April 1,2016)
  2. Five Ways to Measure the Emotional Intelligence of Your Boss (Jan. 14, 2014)
  3. Eight Common Ego Traps that Hold Leaders Back (Oct. 12, 2013)

EI for Pastors and Churches

  1. 3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence  (2018)
  2. The pastor and emotional intelligence, part 3 – CareLeader (2017)
  3. Your Relational Abilities Matter More Than Your Preaching  (2016)
  4. EI: The hidden ingredient in pastoral leadership – Baptist News Global (2013)
  5. Your Relational Abilities Matter More than Your Preaching (Dec. 2016)
  6. EI in Ministry: the Crux of the Matter (Dec. 2010)
  7. Second Annual EQ Seminar at Mariner’s Church (May 8,2016)
  8. Working at EI Will Carry You Home (Sept. 14, 2014)

EI for Missionaries

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EI for Church Planters

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EI in Politics and Diplomacy

  1. Empathize with Your Political Foe (New York Times, Jan. 21, 2018)
  2. Emotional Intelligence in Politics—Becoming a Maverick (July 24, 2017)
  3. Empathy, Respect for One Another Critical to Ease Political Polarization (Jan. 20, 2017)
  4. Why The Pundits Are Wrong About Hillary Dominating The Debate (Sept. 28, 2016)
  5. Trump’s Emotional Intelligence Deficit (Sept. 7,2016)
  6. Lady Ashton’s High EI Credited for Breakthrough in Iran Nuclear talks (Dec. 3, 2013)
  7. Emotions in Politics Make Us Rational (March 19, 2012)
  8. Politics and Emotion: The Obama Phenomenon
  9. Political Intelligence (list of relevant articles)
  10. Universal Value of EI (June, 2013)
  11. Obama Shows Emotional and Political Intelligence

EI in Healthcare

  1. Emotional Intelligence in Physician Leaders (Harvard Medical School, 2019)
  2. Emotional Intelligence, Essential for Doctors’ Success, Found to Decline During Medical School (6 Seconds, 2019)
  3. 10 Reasons Why Physicians Need Emotional Intelligence (Psychology Today, 2018)
  4. Emotional Intelligence and Collaboration in Healthcare (July 31, 2013)
  5. How Emotional Intelligence Affects Hospitals’ Bottom Lines (June 7, 2013): Recent studies on the value of EI in healthcare field, especially in doctor/patient relationships.
  6. Fostering EI in Medical Training (AMA Journal of Ethics, June 7, 2013): Description of cutting edge program to teach EI to heathcare professionals.
  7. Becker’s Hospital Review: Developing Healthcare Workers’ Emotional Intelligence (May 23, 2013). EI expert Harvey Deutschendorf, author of “The Other Kind of Smart,” explains the benefits of EI in the healthcare profession.
  8. EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) or IQ (Intelligence Quotient): Which Best Identifies Success in Medicine (and in Business) Today? (May 4, 2013): Explains why EQ should be considered as an essential qualification for practicing medicine.
  9. NexusEQ: Website for global conference on EQ at Harvard Medical School on June 24-26, 2013.

EI in Education (including Social Emotional Learning)

  1. Emotional Intelligence for Students: Tips and Resources (August 11, 2023)
  2. Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Student’s Emotional Skills (February 29, 2016)
  3. Skills All Children Need for Future Success (Sept. 13, 2016)
  4. Social Emotional Learning’ To Start In All Manchester Elementary Schools (August 29, 2016)
  5. Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest (April 4, 2016)
  6. ‘Turnaround for Children’ Uses Science to Build Social, Emotional Skills in At-Risk Students (March 30, 2016)
  7. EI In Schools Helps Stem Behavior Issues In Students (March 17, 2016)
  8. The Case for Social Emotional Learning (articles and ebook)
  9. Students Should Develop EI as Early as Possible
  10. American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings (Time, April 10, 2015)
  11. Should EI Be Taught in Schools? (Nov. 6, 2013): Benefits and Pitfalls of Teaching EI in Schools
  12. Educators See the EI Reduces Bullying (Nov. 20, 2013): Many new programs are coming on line to prevent school violence by teaching social/emotional skills to students
  13. The Growing Importance of EI in the Classroom (Oct. 28, 2013)
  14. Can Emotion Be Taught? (Sept. 11, 2013): Detailed New York Times article on the benefits of teaching EI in schools
  15. Business Insider: Why Universities are Testing EI (May 10,2013): Describes growing trend of business schools evaluating EI in incoming students and gives examples of EI tests.

EI in Marriage and Family

  1. How to Be Emotionally Intelligent in Romantic Relationships (2024)
  2. Emotionally Intelligent Husbands Are key to a Lasting Marriage (2023)
  3. Emotional Intelligence and Why We Need More In Our Marriage (2023)
  4. Signs and Causes of Emotional Neglect in a Marriage – Plus, Tips to Help You Cope (2023)
  5. Making Love Last: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence (2023)
  6. Parenting Coach Tells How To Raise Kind Kids (May 4, 2018)
  7. Boys Aren’t Learning How To Cope With Rejection, With Dangerous Consequences (Oct 28, 2017)
  8. The Suppression of Boy’s Emotion Expression Is a Killer (March 7, 2017)
  9. Mothers and Sons(May 6,2016)
  10. How EI Can Strengthen Your Marriage (March 31, 2016)

Workplace Impact of Family Conflict

  1. The Impact of Divorce on Employee Wellness
  2. Relationship Breakdowns Have Negative Impact on Business Productivity

EI for Millennials

  1. 12 Ways Millennials Can Increase Their Emotional Intelligence at Work (Dec. 2017)

EI in the Military

  1. How the U.S. Air Forces Saves  $190 Million by Screening Applicants EI (TalentSmart)
  2. EI: Thoughts for Military Leaders (2017, The Field Grade Leader)
  3. Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Resilience (2016)
  4. Creating an Emotionally Intelligent Warrior (2011, Washington Post)

EI for Lawyers

  1. Emotional Intelligence: The Most Important Skill Lawyers Need But Don’t Know About (March 8, 2022)
  2. Lawyer with Emotional Intelligence – The Key to Greater Success and Satisfaction (2007)
  3. Emotional Intelligence: What is it and why do lawyers need it? (September 6, 2022)
  4. Does Your Lawyer Have Emotional Intelligence? (2020)
  5. Well-Being for Attorneys (Law Practice Today, 2019)
  6. Why Lawyers Need to Be Taught More about Emotional Intelligence (2019)
  7. Stress, Burnout, Vicarious Trauma, and Other Emotional Realities in the Lawyer/Client Relationship (Touro Law Review, 2015)
  8. How Emotional Intelligence Makes You a Better Lawyer (American Bar Association, 2017)
  9. Beyond Smart: Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence (496 page book)
  10. How Emotional Intelligence Makes You a Better Lawyer (Sep. 26, 2017)
  11. Emotional Intelligence of Female Trial Lawyers Can Work in Their Favor (September 14, 2017)
  12. Mediation and Conflict Resolution Embraces Emotional Intelligence (August 11, 2016)
  13. The Importance of EI for Lawyers (Dec. 20, 2016)
  14. University of Alabama School of Law offers CLE Program on EI (Sept. 27, 2016)
  15.  Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence (Sept. 26, 2016)
  16. Future Lawyers Should Be Screened for Empathy (Aug. 27, 2015, Huff Post)
  17. Emotional Intelligence in Litigation (July 30, 2015, The Law Society Gazette)
  18. How to Harness EI to Ensure Success (July 30, 2015, The Legal Intelligencer)
  19. Harnessing the Power of EQ at NYU (March 17, 2014)
  20. Firms Want Lawyers with Emotional Intelligence (May 15, 2013): Reports that law firms are beginning to explore EI as they interview potential associates.
  21. The Emotional Path to Success (Harvard Magazine; Sept. 1998)

EI in Law Enforcement

  1. Emotional Intelligence and Law Enforcement: A Case for Change (2018)
  2. Police Chief Finalists in Winston-Salem Selected (July 26,2017)
  3. Emotional Intelligence in Policing (2016)
  4. 5 EI Tactics FBI Agent uses to Negotiate (June 5,2016)
  5. Police Candidates Tested for EI (Aug. 8, 2014)
  6. Law Enforcement (July 4, 2013): Police “emotional intelligence” leads to job satisfaction

EI for Financial Planners

  1. Emotional Intelligence for Financial Planners (2020)

EI and Firefighters

  1. Emotional Intelligence in the Heat of Wildfires (2018)
  2. Why Fire Officers Need Emotional Intelligence (2014)
  3. Higher Education: Social Intelligence in the Fire Service (2015)

EI and First Responders

  1. Managing Law Enforcement Stress Through Emotional Intelligence (2014)
  2. Emotional Intelligence in EMS: Self Awareness (2014)
  3. 6 Ways to Manage Your Impulses in EMS (2014)
  4. How To Deliver the Perfect EMS Apology (2014)
  5. Ways EMTs Can Better Manage Stress (2014)

EI in Construction Industry

  1. The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Construction Industry (2018)
  2. How Construction Leaders Introduce Emotional Intelligence Skills to Their Teams  (2017)
  3. How Emotional Intelligence Can Transform Construction’s Hyper-Masculine Culture (2019)
  4. Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: Nice to Have or Necessity? (undated)
  5. The Role of Emotional Intelligence in Managing Construction Projects (2016)
  6. The Effects of EI on Project Manager Performance in Construction (Relevant But Exaggerated) (2012)

EI in Athletics and Sports

  1. How Emotional Intelligence and Analytics Helped the Chicago Cubs Win the 2016 World Series (Nov. 2016)
  2. The Job Interview Every NFL Player Must Go Through to Get Hired (May, 2016)
  3. Improved Coaching through Emotional Intelligence
  4. Mastering Emotional Intelligence in Sports (June, 2016)
  5. Jeffrey Lurie has Positive Early Returns on Doug Pederson’s EI (June 1,2016)
  6. EI 101: Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Gives A Lesson In Using Anger (March 22,2016)
  7. Emotional Intelligence is a Key Coaching Ability (Aug. 22, 2013)

EI in Jails and Prisons

  1. What Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Help Former Prisoners Make Decisions to Desist Crime? (2017)
  2. The Relation Between Emotional Intelligence and Criminal Behavior (2015)
  3. How Emotional Intelligence Benefits Corrections Officers (2015)
  4. Emotional Health Support Program: A New Tool for Reducing Recidivism (2015)
  5. Emotional Intelligence and Recidivism (2012)
  6. Insight Prison Project Teaches Emotional Intelligence

EI in Conflict Resolution

  1. Study on Effect of Emotional Intelligence on Conflict Resolution Style (2015)
  2. Managing Emotions, Conflicts, and You (September 15, 2017)
  3. Mediation and Conflict Resolution Embraces Emotional Intelligence (August 11, 2016)
  4. Use EI to Resolve Conflict More Effectively (July 27, 2013)
  5. Managing Emotions During Team Problem Solving: Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Resolution (2004)

EI Globally

  1. CIOS Believe Emotional Intelligence Is Important For I.T. Staff (Nov. 9, 2017)
  2. Empathy for Successful Relationships (Nov. 6, 2017)
  3. A Missionary’s Call to the Psalms and a Deeper Emotional Intelligence (August 16, 2017)
  4. The Right Moves: Soft Skills Now Vital in Sector (Ireland, March 24, 2016)
  5. Before Apologizing, Consider the Culture (Nov. 22, 2016)
  6. The Role of Counselors in the Workplace (India, Aug. 6, 2015)
  7. Qatar Airways Embraces EI Training (March, 2015)
  8. China: Emotional Intelligence Isn’t Enough (Jan. 12, 2015)
  9. Are You Emotionally Aware? (Singapore, May, 2012)
  10. Police Candidates Tested for EI (Pakistan, Aug. 8, 2014)
  11. Cultural Intelligence in a Global Age (July 7, 2014).
  12. Saudi Arabian Businesses Investing in EI (Apr. 19, 2014)
  13. 1 Billion for Emotional Intelligence: Are You In? (Dec. 4, 2013): SixSeconds, a leading EI networking organization, launches plan to teach EI to one billion people.
  14. EI Key to Business Success (Qatar, Nov. 13, 2013): Businesswomen need emotional intelligence to meet the challenges in their career.
  15. Pharmacy Students Learn about Emotional Intelligence (Lebanon, July 3, 2013)
  16. Wisely Navigating the Sea of Emotion (New Zealand, June 12, 2013)
  17. China: Xi Jinping Commends Emotional Intelligence (China, May 21, 2013): reports that China’s new national leader, President Xi Jinping, recently announced, “It’s not your educational background, integrity, experience, or people you know that matters. What it takes to be a good leader is ‘emotional intelligence.’”

Negative Aspects of EI

  1. If You’re Emotionally Intelligent, Beware of these Downsides (Oct. 10, 2017)
  2. 10 Ways Manipulators Use EI To Take Advantage of You (Oct. 14,2016)
  3. The Hidden Dangers of Highly Emotional Intelligent Coworkers (May 7,2016)
  4. Emotional Intelligence is Overrated (Oct. 2, 2014)
  5. Don’t Believe the Hype Around Emotional Intelligence (Sept. 14, 2014)
  6. The Dark Side of EI (Jan. 2, 2014, Atlantic Monthly). A thoughtful analysis of potential problems with EI.
  7. Manipulators Are Adept at Reading and Manipulating Emotions of Others (Nov. 1, 2013)

Critiques of EI

  1. Second that Emotion (July 13, 2013): Brief overview and critique of EI, plus description of a modified system
  2. Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence (1996): A detailed critique of Goleman’s EI model.
  3. Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?
  4. It’s Not All About EQ (Forbes. March 11, 2016): Study Suggests A New Balance Between Emotions and Intellect.


  1. Emotional Intelligence of Female Trial Lawyers Can Work in Their Favor (September 14, 2017)
  2. Gender (Dec. 3, 2013): Do women have higher emotional intelligence than men?
  3. Martial Arts (Aug. 1, 2013): Research Finds Emotional Intelligence of Martial Artists Higher Than General Population
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