Insightful video interview with Whole Foods Founder, John Mackey, on Inc.com
“Steve Jobs would have been fired from Whole Foods. He did not have emotional intelligence. He was a jerk.” -John Mackey
According to Psychology Today, “Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.” This usually involves:
- emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;
- the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks such as problem solving;
- the ability to manage your emotions, such as being able to calm down when you’re upset.
John Mackey, CEO and founder of Whole Foods, talks about why self-awareness matters in business.
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