I have become a big fan of Bradberry and Greaves' work over the past several years. As I dove into the ideas of Emotional-Social
Intelligence (as most theorists label it) in order to add some theoretical foundations to my work as an adventure educator and pro-social skills development advocate, I read Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (Bradberry & Greaves, 2009).
The authors found through their research 10 core leadership skills that are the "foundation of effective leadership" and 12 adaptive leadership skills that "represent the otherwise intangible qualities that great leaders have in common." Among these adaptive leadership skills are the emotional intelligence aspects of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management (all of which are detailed in the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0).
(Disclaimer - I have not been paid for sharing this information with you! And, I don't get any royalties for any Leadership 2.0 book sales. But then again, maybe there's a revenue stream here......?)
All the best,
Chris Cavert, Ed.D.