We all have problems. The development of your emotional intelligence is a fantastic way to work the problem. One of the criteria for the selection of the early astronauts was their level of emotional intelligence. The ability to remain calm and work the problem was essential and evident in the movie Apollo 13. The phrase ‘Houston we have a problem’ originates from that mission. Not only did the Apollo 13 crew need to work the problem but also the ground crew. Their high levels of emotional intelligence saved that mission. Yes they had very high IQ’s, but their EQ’s influenced their thinking, decisions, behaviour and execution.