The psychologist Daniel Goleman spread throughout the world the term emotional intelligence through the book that way as well as its sequel, The practice of Emotional Intelligence. Through its pages, Goleman introduces us to this theory, which attempts to explain why there are often very smart people who fail in their vital efforts, or even make big stupid, while others with a lower IQ triumph . Emotional intelligence includes aspects such as self-awareness, motivation, perseverance, empathy … and also explains ways to promote and develop methods. The first volume, Emotional Intelligence, explains how the brain works and why sometimes people of high intelligence can commit murder, for example, in a fit of anger.
She tells us how many times the level of self-control and self-motivated and ability to motivate others are key determinants of performance that can get a team. Personally, I like the second part, the practice of Emotional Intelligence. As its title indicates, more emphasis on applied aspects in daily life and work. In his explanation cites, for example, a famous article by McClelland, for arguing how academic skills are not a good predictor of adequate job performance or success in life, and notes that the traits that define the most outstanding workers often based on qualities such as empathy, self-discipline and initiative. In short, the term referred to emotional intelligence, as Goleman defines it, "the ability to recognize our own feelings, the feelings of others, motivate and properly handle the relationships we maintain with others and ourselves." Therefore, it is not related to IQ, but is complementary.
You can have one in high grade, and the other a lesser extent, have two or having none. I personally like to define the capacity that can have a person based on three variables: attitude, aptitude and knowledge (experience). Moreover, these factors are multiplicative, ie: Capacity = ability x attitude x such that knowledge of a person's performance depends on three factors simultaneously, and if it fails in one of them loose in the total. For example, if you have attitude and skills, but lacks knowledge, currently do not currently have the ability, but willing to learn, which over time will be a capable worker. If you have attitude and knowledge, but lacks skills, will make his work more or less acceptably, based on that experience, but no worker will become a star (if I train a lot, play better tennis, but I'll never be Rafa Nadal which, incidentally, and in this example, have all three characteristics in high grade). And if you have skills and knowledge, but it fails the attitude it will be an employee normally little worker, lack of motivation.