Open Search
Open Navigation

Emotional Intelligence and the Power of Organizational Psychology

Alliant International University
Published 08/17/2016
2 minutes read
The content of this page is only for informational purposes and is not intended, expressly or by implication, as a guarantee of employment or salary, which vary based on many factors including but not limited to education, credentials, and experience. Alliant International University explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about the accuracy of the information provided by any prospective employer or any other website. Salary information available on the internet may not reflect the typical experience of Alliant graduates. Alliant does not guarantee that any graduate will be placed with a particular employer or in any specific employment position.

Travis Bradberry, Ph.D. is an award-winning author, president of a professional consultancy firm, and California School of Professional Psychology alumnus. After receiving his Psy.D. and Ph.D. in industrial-organizational psychology, he went on to write the #1 bestseller Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and co-founded the world’s premier provider of emotional intelligence (EQ) TalentSmart. 

Bradberry set out on a quest to improve the way we build relationships in the workplace and enhance our professional capacity by understanding our emotional intelligence. After all, as he points out “We experience 27 discernable emotions every hour,” and we can’t just ignore that.

“We are emotional creatures before we are rational creatures. We have an emotional reaction to events before we have rational reactions to events…that’s just the way we’re wired,” says Bradberry. He knows that emotions drive behavior, and focuses on how to build awareness of that in order to improve professional practice.

Through his book and the work of his firm, he helps people explore self and social management in order to change how one goes about doing their jobs. “I think in work the reason we can become so self-centered is it’s very easy to overvalue how much of a role we play in the success of a project, the success of a task, the success of our business; and undervalue the role that other people play. So your point of focus becomes what you’re going to say next, what you think about this, what you think about that instead of what’s going on with them,” says Bradberry. “When you’re trying to build self-awareness, you have to lean into discomfort a little bit.”Bradberry knows that the top performing CEOs and leaders are those with the highest EQs and, through his work, he can likely make effective leaders of us all. He is a prime example of the power of an education in organizational psychology, he has been able to highlight the importance of self and social awareness in a way that only someone with a thorough understanding of psychology could. 

You might also like

Back to Blog
Learn More
Alliant International University

What Is Clinical Psychopharmacology?

What Is Clinical Psychopharmacology? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average number of adults in the U.S. reporting...

Learn More
Alliant International University

PsyD Marital and Family Career Paths

PsyD Marital and Family Career Paths Choosing an area of specialization in psychology isn’t always easy, but Marriage and Family...

Learn More
Alliant International University

MFT Courses and Curriculum

What Courses Do You Have to Take When Doing an MFT Program? In early human development, the family plays a huge role in shaping a...

Anchor
pass led us here

Start on your path to impact today.