The term “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) was coined in the early ’60s and does not refer to intelligence at all. Rather, characteristics it describes may be: a. learned skills; b. A behavior base; c. a form of knowledge; d. a measure of cultural conformity; or e. adherence to moral precepts. The idea that understanding others and being able to work with them, or perhaps manipulate them, is an essential trait for senior managers working with teams. Indeed, High EQ has mixed correlation with productivity. High EQ is correlated with better mental and physical health.