Emotional Intelligence: People Smart Role Models

It is estimated that a person’s IQ only contributes approximately 20% to their success, leaving the rest up to other factors like their Emotional Intelligence.  Traits that make up Emotional Intelligence, like self-control, empathy and perseverance, are factors that can be improved—unlike IQ which remains relatively fixed from early childhood. Additionally, doing what you are good at and what you enjoy, recognizing weaknesses and strengths, and working hard also important factors in success.  Using real role models from history, this book illustrates the importance of people skills in achieving success.

Emerson Klees of Rochester, NY

Emerson Klees is the editor / publisher of Cameo Press. He is also the author of thirty books, half about New York State and the Finger Lakes Region and half collective biographies of role models of human values, such as perseverance, motivation, determination, resilience, and creativity.  He has a B.S. in electrical engineering, Penn State University, major: electronics, a M.B.A. from New York University, major: management, minor: statistics, and a M.A. in English literature (creative writing track) from the State University of New York at Brockport. For six years, he was an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business teaching courses in entrepreneurship and business organization.

      He is a member of the New Society of the Genesee Historical Association, past member of the New York State Historical Society and the Rochester / Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, as well as past member and vice president of the New York State Regional Publishers Association. His awards include two first places and two second places in the E.  H. Corron National Historical Essay Contest. 

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