The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace: How to Select for, Measure, and Improve Emotional Intelligence in Individuals, Groups, and Organizations / Edition 1

The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace: How to Select for, Measure, and Improve Emotional Intelligence in Individuals, Groups, and Organizations / Edition 1

by Cary Cherniss
     
 

Research during the last twenty-five years has consistently pointed to a set of competencies-some purely cognitive but most emotional-such as self-confidence, initiative, and teamwork as making a significant difference in the performance of individuals. These competencies represent what is called emotional intelligence and are predictive of superior performance in

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Overview

Research during the last twenty-five years has consistently pointed to a set of competencies-some purely cognitive but most emotional-such as self-confidence, initiative, and teamwork as making a significant difference in the performance of individuals. These competencies represent what is called emotional intelligence and are predictive of superior performance in work roles. But how does emotional intelligence as a competency go beyond an individual's performance to become something a group or entire organization can build on and utilize collectively? The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace is written by two leaders in the emotional intelligence field, Cary Cherniss and Daniel Goleman, and a blue ribbon panel of contributors, most of whom are from the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations. This indispensable resource takes emotional intelligence into the workplace, showing how to measure and promote these performance-enhancing abilities within organizations. The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace first examines emotional intelligence as a concept, exploring issues of its definition and measurement. It then explores human resource applications in more depth, revealing how organizations can increase emotional intelligence through use of standard human resource functions, such as hiring and performance management systems. Finally, the authors offer specific training and development interventions based on emotional intelligence theories, showing how to improve the individual competencies that are crucial to organizational success. The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace includes fifteen best-practice models that have been tested and empirically validated in existing organizations. The authors show specifically how these organizations have enhanced the social and emotional competencies of workers using one or more of the four dimensions of emotional intelligence: self-monitoring, self-management, social awareness, and social skills. They identify twenty-two guidelines-based on an exhaustive review of the literature concerning training and development, counseling, and behavior change-that managers and executives can use to promote emotional intelligence within their organizations. Cary Cherniss is professor of applied psychology at Rutgers University. Cherniss is a specialist in emotional intelligence, work stress and burnout, management training and development, planned organizational change, and career development.Daniel Goleman is the author of the New York Times best-seller Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence. Goleman and Cherniss cochair the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787956905
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.24(d)

Meet the Author

CARY CHERNISS is professor of applied psychology at Rutgers University. Cherniss is a specialist in emotional intelligence, work stress and burnout, management training and development, planned organizational change, and career development.

DANIEL GOLEMAN is the author of the New York Times best-seller Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence.
Goleman and Cherniss cochair the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations at Rutgers.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, & Exhibits xi

Foreword xv
Warren Bennis

Preface xix

The Contributors xxvii

PART ONE: DEFINING AND ASSESSING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 1

1 Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Effectiveness 3
Cary Cherniss

2 Emotional Intelligence: Issues in Paradigm Building 13
Daniel Goleman

3 An EI-Based Theory of Performance 27
Daniel Goleman

4 The Economic Value of Emotional Intelligence Competencies and EIC-Based HR Programs 45
Lyle M. Spencer

5 Measurement of Individual Emotional Competence 83
Marilyn K. Gowing

6 Group Emotional Intelligence and Its Influence on Group Effectiveness 132
Vanessa Urch Druskat, Steven B. Wolff

PART TWO: HUMAN RESOURCE APPLICATIONS AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE 157

7 Using Human Resource Functions to Enhance Emotional Intelligence 159
Ruth L. Jacobs

8 The Challenge of Hiring Senior Executives 182
Claudio Fernández-Aráoz

PART THREE: EFFECTIVE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING IN ORGANIZATIONS 207

9 Training for Emotional Intelligence: A Model 209
Cary Cherniss, Daniel Goleman

10 How and Why Individuals Are Able to Develop Emotional Intelligence 234
Richard E. Boyatzis

11 Developing Emotional Competence Through Relationships at Work 254
Kathy E. Kram, Cary Cherniss

12 Implementing Emotional Intelligence Programs in Organizations 286
Cary Cherniss, Robert D. Caplan

References 305

Name Index 327

Subject Index 333

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