A lot of sources will tell you about the importance of emotional intelligence. But what is it really? This course gives you a simple definition, breaks it down into categories, and tells you how you can improve your skills in each. Maybe you've thought having good "people skills" wasn't a strength of yours. It can be!
Taught by a game dev, for game devs
In which we define EQ and list its primary components. We also learn about the innards of the human brain, and get a cameo appearance from a REAL LIFE GAME DEVELOPER.
In which we learn several exercises for improving self awareness. And we talk briefly about tuna.
In which we learn several techniques for improving self management. And we talk about why not going to GDC can be like a traffic accident. Bonus: Keith sounds like someone's mom.
In which we HOLY CRAP IT'S THE RED SKULL
In which we briefly set aside Science to talk about the inexplicable humanity of empathy and then realize no wait we need Science for this other thing so we bring it back.
Keith Fuller is a leadership consultant with 20 years of industry experience as a developer. He shipped 12 AAA titles as a programmer, design manager, and producer before starting his own company, Fuller Game Production. Keith now helps studios of all sizes improve their leadership, production processes, and studio management. In his time as a consultant he has spoken with more than 100 different game companies. Keith has presented at numerous conferences around the world and is the author of Beyond Critical, a book published in April 2012 that addresses the improvement of leadership in game development.