Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognise, understand and manage emotion in ourselves and others and is now recognised as a key skill in the workplace, related to performance, decision making, resilience, and leadership. In groupwork, emotional intelligence will help you deal with challenges and maintain good working relationships with other students.

Work through this activity to think about what attitudes, behaviours and approaches can help or hinder groupwork. If you use this in a group meeting have each member complete it and then discuss why each example fits into each category. You can then begin to think about how to translate these underlying issues into emotionally intelligent principles for the group to record on your 'planning wizard'.