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Emotional Intelligence and Its Relevance for Coaching

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Abstract

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to a set of abilities that enables individuals to perceive emotions, understand emotions, and regulate emotions (Joseph DL, Newman DA. J Appl Psychol 95:54–78, 2010; Salovey P, Mayer JD. Imag Cogn Pers 9:185–211, 1990). This chapter reviews two types of EI – ability EI and mixed EI – and their relevance for coaching. First, EI is established as a core coaching competency. Second, EI is highlighted as a focus area for content coaches while discussing the EI improvement paradox (Ciarrochi J, Deane FP, Wilson CJ, Rickwood D. Br J Guid Couns 30:173–188, 2002; Sheldon OJ, Dunning D, Ames DR. J Appl Psychol 99:125–137, 2014).

Keywords

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Emotional competence
  • Emotional intelligence development
  • Coaching
  • Coaching competence

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Joseph, D.L., Glerum, D.R. (2016). Emotional Intelligence and Its Relevance for Coaching. In: Greif, S., Möller, H., Scholl, W. (eds) Handbuch Schlüsselkonzepte im Coaching. Springer Reference Psychologie . Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45119-9_11-1

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