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Welcome to the course

Starting to define emotional intelligence and the components of the short course

In the short video we discuss the importance of emotional intelligence (EI) in the modern business environment.

We look forward to exploring these topics with you over the next two weeks, as well as providing you with the tools to understand how you might improve your own area of practice.

This week we will look at defining emotional intelligence.

In particular, we will look at the following topics:

  • What is emotional intelligence?
  • Models of emotional intelligence
  • Strengths and limitations of emotional intelligence

This short course is the introductory two-week course for a program in Individual Differences at Work, which forms part of the MSc Business and Organisational Psychology online degree at Coventry University, delivered on FutureLearn.

Meet the team

Your Lead Educator is Anthony Thompson, Lecturer in Occupational/Business Psychology at Coventry University.

You can follow Anthony by selecting the link to his FutureLearn profile page and clicking the follow button. That way, you’ll be able to see all the comments that he makes.

Your task

Get to know your fellow learners by answering the following questions in the comments area.

  • What attracted you to the course?
  • What are your expectations of the course?
  • How do you think it will help your future plans?

Checking your progress …

Don’t forget, you can check your progress page by selecting the icon at the top of the step, where you’ll see what percentage of the course steps you’ve marked as complete.

And finally …

Don’t forget to share your thoughts on the task in the comments area and like or reply to posts you find useful or interesting.

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