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July 31, 2013

EI gives competitive edge

curriculum dalip singh
EI gives competitive edge
The UPSC has included the subject ‘‘Emotional intelligence-concepts, and their utilities and application in administration and governance’’ in its curriculum

WHAT do anger, love, happiness, sadness, fear, affection, hate, shame, disgust, surprise and elation have in common? These are emotions that directly affect your day-to-day life. For long, it has been believed that success at the workplace depends on your level of academic intelligence or intelligence quotient (IQ) as reflected in your academic achievements, exams passed, marks obtained and so on. But how smart are you outside the classroom, faced with life’s difficult moments? Here, you need a different kind of intelligence. You need, what is called, emotional intelligence (EI). Read more..

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