Personal Competence

Personal Competence

Learn to manage yourself through self-awareness and establish self-control through self-management.

Talent Quest
Updated May 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Manage yourself through self-awareness
  • Establish self-control through self-management
Course Description

In this lesson, we will study the first two steps of Goleman’s four components of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and self-management. As per Goleman, self-awareness is the building block of all other competencies. Without recognizing what you are feeling, you cannot proceed to other competencies. It helps you to handle your emotions in order to avoid its interference in work and use these emotions to facilitate and recover from emotional distress. Self-management flows from self-awareness. It helps to understand situations from others’ perspective and to cultivate relationships.


0.25 hours, Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

0.25 hours, Continuing Education Units (CEU) from the HR Certificate Institute (HRCI)