A concept of emotional intelligence (EI) appeared in 1990 and became wide-spreading in Science Field of Western countries (UK, Germany and United States). It includes a number of skills in emotions perception, understanding and management which successful leaders must need to consider. The emotional intelligence is a component in the evaluation of leadership development along with the concept of IQ (intelligence quotient). The research authors have taught thousands of managers around the world to use the skills in their work. They, also, in collaboration with John Mayer, created a test that determines a level of emotional intelligence – Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT).
The authors of the book "The Emotionally Intelligent Manager" were cooperated about 30 years. David Caruso is a research affiliate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence as well as one of the founders of the EI Skills Group. On the other hand, Peter Salovey, a world-well-known scientist, is the 23rd president of Yale University
The Ukrainian edition is the first in the post-Soviet history. It was appeared as a result of a four-year authors collaboration with the teams of "MKD consulting" company which founded by Michael Prazian, foreign language center X-language which is headed by Elena Viktorova and partners of Crowdintel. In early 2015 the publishing house "Самміт-Книга" and the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ULIE) joined the project. Specially, the publishing house’s director, Ivan Stepurin and vice president of ULIE, Denis Krasnikov dedicated in the project.
The presentation of "The Emotionally Intelligent Manager" Ukrainian edition is supported by the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, the club of Yale University alumni in Ukraine and "MKD consulting".
Bate C. Toms, Chairman of the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and an alumnus of Yale University, was a presenter during the event. The presentations were attended by members of the British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, the US-Ukrainian Business Council, the club of Yale University alumni in Ukraine, American Chamber of Commerce Ukraine, scientists, representatives of the Ukrainian business environment and civil society, parliament and government.
One of the book authors – Professor David Caruso – presented his work via video. His enthusiastic speeches had lasted more than an hour. Followed by David, Alexander Savruk, Dean of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Business School and his deputy, Eduard Maltsev who is studying the emotional intelligence issue in Ukraine, Yuriy Zelenin, Vice-President of the International Institute of Business, and Victor Halasiuk who chairman of the Commission for Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of the Verkhovna Rada, also made a speech.
In particular, it could be noted that this book would be valuable not only for students teaching, but it also for get acquainted with it by Ukrainian business leaders
So, Yuriy Zelenin said that in Ukraine there is such a phenomenon, when sometimes the representatives of big business don’t have the skills of correct contact with people, therefore the staff in their companies don’t stay more than a few months. The participants of the event supported the opinion of Mikhail Titarchuk, Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, about the need to create a personnel reserve of the Ukrainian government on the basis of cooperation among the leading universities and organizations of Ukraine and the world’s big organizations like EI Skills Group and Yale University.
The discussion had continued during reception and dinner in the hotel «Hilton» restaurant with the members of the club from Yale University alumni in Ukraine even after the presentation.
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