The Third Pillar of Emotional Intelligence: Social Awareness

In earlier posts, I summarized the first two pillars of Emotional Intelligence (EQ), following Daniel Goleman’s model: self-awareness and self-management. Now we’re at the third pillar of strong EQ: social awareness. Having a high degree of social awareness contributes to your own success and well being, as well as that of those around you. For you, social awareness helps you navigate your world successfully by being able to “read the room” and take the emotional temperature of a group interaction. For the people who work with you…