Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the most important ability to help a person achieve personal and career success. Emotional Quotience is the critical component that assures the success of an individual compared to IQ. Emotional Intelligence is the set of “non-cognitive capabilities, competencies and skills that influence one’s ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures” (Reuven Bar-On) and Emotional Intelligence is “the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships” (Daniel Goleman)

Can Emotional Intelligence be Improved?
Emotional Intelligence can be increased by anyone at any age with a desire to increase it and by taking steps to become aware of your emotional intelligence, identifying your strengths and development areas and following a plan to increase it.

Emotional Intelligence Assessments
The first step to increase Emotional Intelligence is by taking a validated and reliable psychometric assessment so that you can understand your strengths and development areas and based on which a self development plan with concrete actions can be developed.

Individual Emotional Intelligence Assessments

a. Individual Emotional Intelligence Assessment – We will be using the Bar-On EQ-I Assessment – either a self-assessment or a 360 degree assessment – to help an individual to understand their emotional intelligence.
The Bar-on EQ Assessment provides a total EI score with 5 composite scores measuring 5 distinct aspects of emotional and social functioning. The assessment has 15 Subscales that hone in on EI skills critical to workplace success and includes a Well-Being Indicator that measures your client’s level of happiness; resulting in additional development opportunities.

The EQ-i 2.0 exhibits strong reliability, both in terms of internal consistency and test-retest. The EQ-i 2.0 has extensive evidence supporting its external validity : It has been used to predict job performance, EQ-i 2.0 skills can be used to predict and improve leadership competencies, the underlying structure of the EQ-i 2.0 model holds up in different regions across the world and the EQ-i 2.0 is based on a history of assessment research spanning decades.

Team Emotional Intelligence Assessments

b. Team Emotional Intelligence Assessment – We will assess the entire team or organization to help them understand their strengths and development areas.

Why Emotional Intelligence is important for Your Teams?
Teams are the source of most of the productivity, creativity and reliability in organizations. Work and play are both successful – or not – because of the quality of teams performing the mission at hand. Understanding and developing the behaviors of success requires that team members develop and utilize seven emotional intelligence skills. Powerful use of these seven skills is the path necessary for your team to experience the four results of Collaborative Growth and the universally sought after benefits of sustainable productivity and emotional and social well-being for the team and its members. This journey can create profound benefits for team members, teams and their organizations.

The Team Emotional Intelligence Assessment allows all team members and the leaders to understand the levels of identification with the team, satisfaction, engagement, and perceived skills in areas such as communications and conflict resolution. The report offers unique insights and points ways for understanding your current strengths and weakness as a team and to strategically choose where to enhance your skills in the following 7 areas:

-Team identity measures the level of pride each member feels for the team as a whole, and how much connection members feel to the team
-Motivation is a competency that measures the team’s internal resources for generating and sustaining the energy necessary to get the job done well and on time.
-Emotional awareness measures how well team members accept and value one another.
-Communication provides information on how well team members listen, encourage participation, share information and discuss sensitive matters
-Stress tolerance measures how well the team understands the types of stress factors and the intensity impacting its members and the team as a whole.
-Conflict resolution measures how willing the team is to engage in conflict openly and constructively without needing to get even.
-Positive mood measures the positive attitude of the team in general as well as when it’s under pressure.

Today’s competitive work environment requires collaboration, if leaders, boards, managers, employees and volunteers are going to work together effectively in their teams. The Collaborative team building process focuses on the seven essential behaviours of success for teamwork. We guide teams to understand themselves and others, operate with all of their intelligence, and reach strategically established outcomes.

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“Emotional intelligence is the ultimate soft skill, encompassing everything from the way we listen, communicate and resolve conflict to how our teams work together and stay motivated.”
– Forbes