This is a really funny and engaging presentation by Marc A. Brackett, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. There are a few video's at this link - Highlights include:
Emotions influence our thoughts but it happens outside of our awareness
Yale's research indicates how you feel each day matters. It impacts:
Performance and Creativity
As our awareness and skill working with emotions increases we also improve our ability to improve the attributes above.