- Author: Michael L. Poe
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves was the first book up for discussion by a dozen interested members of the ANR community. Lead by Kim Rodrigues, Executive Director, Academic Personnel the discussion took place on October 28, 2011 with participants using room-based and desktop videoconferencing including Davis, Kearney, UCOP, with San Diego and Yolo counties.
The books were provided by the ANR Training Coordination Advisory Committee. Participants included unit and county directors, academics and staff.
From the book publisher...
The book contains proven strategies from a decade-long effort to accurately measure and increase emotional intelligence. Trusted by upper-echelon leaders inside companies worldwide, these strategies will enable you to capitalize on the skills responsible for 58% of performance in all types of jobs."
Rooted in sound research involving more than 500,000 responses, this new edition of the test will:
- Pinpoint which of the book’s 66 emotional intelligence strategies will increase your EQ the most.
- Reveal the specific behaviors responsible for your EQ scores.
- Allow you to test yourself a second time to measure how much your EQ has increased from your efforts."
Kim provided the group with a list of questions to ponder before the meeting and this lead to a lively discussion. The starter questions included:
- What administrative qualities do you admire in a leader (understanding and uniform application policies and procedures; successful budget development and equitable allocation of resources; others?)
- What leadership attributes do you value in a leader?
- How might ANR develop and support these leadership attributes?
- How might ANR measure and monitor leadership development?
- What specific insight did this book provide with respect to any/all of these questions?
- What other leadership activities might ANR consider to support the attributes discussed today?