Emotional Intelligence | Stevehein
Wikipedia Page on EI
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November 16, 2008 Added Wiki link again
Jan 29 The Hein Model
Dec 7 - "Trait EI"
Nov 7, 2007 External links
There are a lot of problems with the Wikipedia page on EI. Here are a few of them. I apologize that I don't have time to keep up with all the shenanigans on the page. But this will give you an idea of what is going on there.
Nov 16, 2008
Just a note to say I put a link to my site in again. Let's see how long it takes before someone takes it off!
Comment from April 2007
Please look at the Wikipedia page on emotional intelligence and notice how it has turned into an ad for people like Travis Bradberry and Ben Palmer and their products and services. This is an example of one problem with Wikipedia.
I have been waiting a long time for someone to catch on and remove the links to Bradberry's book website, which is obviously an advertising site, but no one has. I won't remove the links myself because I could be accused of something or other, but please just have a look. Here is more on Bradberry. Then I give an example of what someone added about Palmer.
Here is one quote from the current (April 29, 200 ) page :
Current definitions of EQ are inconsistent about what it measures: some (such as Bradberry and Greaves 2005) say that EQ is dynamic, and can be learned or increased; whereas others (such as Mayer) say that EQ is stable, and cannot be increased.
When you follow that link you age taken to this page...
http://www.eiquickbook.com - July 2012 note: This has been redirected to talentsmart.com/test/index.php#eiqb
Then in the next section we see this:
Self-report measures of EQ
Self-report measures of EI include the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal by Bradberry and Greaves, which can be taken online via a passcode included in their book (2005c), as a self-scoring booklet, or as an online 360-degree assessment.
Note also that Talent Smart (Bradberry's business) is the third link in the list of external links. Here is the page that link takes you to.
Here are excerpts from the section about Palmer.
A second generation workplace-specific emotional intelligence assessment has been developed by Dr. Ben Palmer, Professor Con Stough, and the Organizational Psychology Research Unit (OPRU) at Swinburne University in Australia.
The research at Swinburne began in the mid-90's and the assessment has been commercially available through the Genos EI accredited global network of consultants and executive coaches since 2001.
Dr. Palmer is internationally recognized as an authority in Emotional Intelligence and is a Research Member and contributing author for the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence. For his bio and additional links to his peer-reviewed and published research papers, see his EI Consortium page (eiconsortium.org/members/palmer.htm) or go to Genos website genosinternational.com/
By the way, someone has again taken off the external link which said "Steve Hein's site on EI". The has happened many times over the past few years. People have written me and said they have personally put my site on the external links list, but soon after they put it on, they have checked back and someone has taken it off. I am a little amused, actually, to see how many times it has been taken off and put back on! Someone else did put on a link which says "Criticism of Dan Goleman's View on EI" but I am guessing someone will come along and take that off also.
There are many people who don't want you to know what I say about EI and the consultants, such as Goleman, Bradberry, Bar-On, Bharwaney, and Palmer, who are making money from the term.
Here is a more detailed file I started a while back but never completed to my satisfaction so I didn't post it.
April 29, 2007
External links Nov 7, 2007
Here is a screen shot of the external links as of today. My site has once again been taken off by someone.
Note the last link
Emotional Intelligence - Definition, History, Components and Fundamentals or in other words, http://www.dirjournal.com/guides/emotional-intelligence/
Here is a copy of the first part of that page
Emotional Intelligence is the capacity to recognize your own feelings and those of other people, to be able to motivate yourself, to manage emotions in yourself and in your relationships. Chris Walkins
First, I wonder why they chose Chris Walkins' definition. And I wondered who Chris Walkins even was, so I did a search on google. I couldn't find out anything. I tried a search with his name and "emotional intelligence" I got only two results which told me nothing. Here you can try it for yourself.
Now, the next observation I have about this link is when I compare the content to what I have on my site. Here is what that site has
|History of Emotional
In 1985 a graduate student in the USA wrote a doctoral thesis which included the term emotional intelligence in the title. This was the first-ever-academic use of the term emotional intelligence, popularly known as EQ Emotional Quotient.
Then in 1990 the research work of two American university professors, John Mayer and Peter Salovey, was published in two academic journal articles. Mayer (University of New Hampshire) and Salovey (University of Yale), were trying to develop a way of scientifically measuring the difference between peoples ability in the area of emotions. They found out that some people were better than others at things like identifying their own feelings, identifying the feelings of others, and solving problems involving emotional issues.
Since their work in 1990 these professors have developed different tests to measure what they call emotional intelligence. Because nearly all of their writings have been done in the academic community, their names and their actual research findings are not widely known.
Instead, the person most commonly associated with the term emotional intelligence is a New York writer named Daniel Goleman who had been writing articles for the magazine Popular Psychology and then later for the New York Times newspaper. Around 1994, he was evidently planning to write a book about emotional literacy. For that book he was visiting different schools to see what programs they had for developing emotional literacy. He was also doing a lot of reading about emotions in general. In his insatiable thirst for reading, he came upon the work of Professors Mayer and Salovey. At some point it seems that Goleman decided to change the title of his upcoming book to Emotional Intelligence, and this book instantly became an international best seller.
In this book, Goleman has collected a lot of interesting information on human brain, emotions, and behaviors.
Now that sounded very familiar. So I checked what I have on my site. Have a look. To help you see the similarities, I have highlighted parts of my content in red.
1985 Wayne Leon Payne, then a graduate student at an
alternative liberal arts college in the USA, wrote a doctoral dissertation which included the term
"emotional intelligence" in the title. This seems to be the first academic use of
the term "emotional intelligence." In next five
years, no one else seems to have used the term
"emotional intelligence" in any academic
Then in 1990 the work of two American university professors, John Mayer and Peter Salovey, was published in two academic journal articles. Mayer, (U. of New Hampshire), and Salovey (Yale), were trying to develop a way of scientifically measuring the difference between people's ability in the area of emotions. They found that some people were better than others at things like identifying their own feelings, identifying the feelings of others, and solving problems involving emotional issues. The title of one of these papers was titled "Emotional Intelligence".
Since 1990 these professors have developed two tests to attempt to measure what they are calling our "emotional intelligence." Because nearly all of their writing has been done in the academic community, their names and their actual research findings are not widely known.
Instead, the person most commonly associated with the term emotional intelligence is actually a New York writer and consultant named Daniel Goleman. In the early 1990's Goleman had been writing articles for the magazine Popular Psychology and then later for the New York Times newspaper. In 1992 he was doing research for a book about emotions and emotional literacy when he discovered the 1990 article by Salovey and Mayer. According to the article by Annie Paul, Goleman asked them permission to use the term "emotional intelligence" in his book and that permission was granted providing he told people where he heard the term. Before then it seems his book was planning to focus on "emotional literacy". See this discussion for more about this.
In 1995 Goleman's book came out under the title "Emotional Intelligence." The book made it to the cover of Time Magazine in the USA and Goleman began appearing on American television shows such as Oprah Winfrey and Phil Donahue. He also began a speaking tour to promote the book and the book became an international best seller. It remained on the New York Times best-seller list for approximately one year.
In the book he collected, and often dramatized, a lot of information on the brain, emotions, and behavior.
If I am not mistaken this line from the other website is a copy of something I had in an earlier version of my history page, although I am quite sure I didn't say anything about his "insatiable thirst for reading"!
For that book he was visiting different schools to see what programs they had for developing emotional literacy. He was also doing a lot of reading about emotions in general. In his insatiable thirst for reading, he came upon the work of Professors Mayer and Salovey. At some point it seems that Goleman decided to change the title of his upcoming book to Emotional Intelligence
So my question is, if the people who seem to be so closely guarding, monitoring and manipulating the Wikipedia page on EI would put a link to that site, which obviously copies from my site (without even giving it a reference), why don't they see it fit to put a link directly to my site? And in fact, why do they keep taking the links to my site down?
Could it be they don't want you to know about my site? And could their motivation for that be that my site says things which would cut into their profits if you knew the truth?
Notice also that there is this link to an article which seems to be written by a management consultant, Sean Davies.
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership old link was ceoforum.com.au/article-detail.cfm?cid=6226.
As of July 2012 redirected to ceoforum.com.au/article-detail.cfm?cid=6226&t=/Sean-Davies-Egon-Zehnder-International/Emotional-intelligence-and-leadership
There was also a link to a wiki page on "CEO Forum Group" but it seems to be gone now
Davies says at the beginning of the article
In last month's article, my colleague, Damien O'Brien, discussed the leadership competencies required for global management.
I went to his firm's website and searched for both Sean and Damien. I found nothing for Sean, but I found out that O'Brien is definitely a partner with the firm, which Google shows as a "large international executive search firm". Here is what I got when I searched for Damien O'Brien and Egon Zehnder
|Egon Zehnder International -
Large international executive search firm ... Damien I.
O'Brien MBA, Columbia University. B. Commerce, University
of New South ...
egonzehnder.com - 31k -
Who would put the link to this article in? And does the article provide more information about EI than EQI.org? Or, perhaps, is it basically an advertisement for the CEO Forum group and Egon Zehnder?
Now if you want some laughs read the Wikipedia page on Egon Zehnder. This is how it starts out
Realizing that the only way to overcome the resistance encountered by executive search in Europe was to adopt an entirely professional approach marked by absolute discretion, Egon Zehnder decided in 1964 to found his own firm. The corporate goal was not to be high-speed headhunting, but a professional, systematic search for the best candidate for the needs of each individual client.
Hmm, does that sound more like an advertisement or an encyclopedia entry?! Any guesses as to who might have created that page?
November 7, 2007
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