When we hear the word intelligence, most of us think of our IQ scores. However, there are many types of intelligence that move beyond the basic view of cognitive abilities. Most organizations seek employees with high emotional intelligence because employees high in emotional intelligence are strong in self-monitoring emotion, able to distinguish between different emotions, have the ability to label emotions appropriately, and are able to use emotional information to guide their thinking and behavior. In many ways, one’s emotional intelligence is more important to personal success than cognitive intelligence. This course discusses several types of intelligence, the components of emotional intelligence, and ways to improve emotional intelligence personally and professionally.