“The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.”
– Anthony J. D’Angelo
Why Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence has emerged as a critical skill required for individuals, teams and organizations globally. Emotional intelligence has been ranked sixth in the World Economic Forum’s list of the top 10 skills that employees will need to possess to thrive in the workplace of the future. Emotional intelligence is not just for CEOs & Senior Leaders but it is critical for employees at levels of the organization and at every level of a person’s career. The reality is that if someone wants to succeed in the workplace and move up the career ladder, Emotional Intelligence is critical to their success.
Why is emotional intelligence such an important workplace skill?
• Seventy-One Percent of Employers say they value Emotional Intelligence over IQ
• More than one-third of employers are placing greater emphasis on hiring and promoting people with emotional intelligence post-recession
• Fifty-nine percent of employers would not hire someone who has a high IQ but low EI.
• For employees being considered for a promotion, the high EI candidate will beat out the high IQ candidate in most cases – 75 percent said they’re more likely to promote an employee with High EQ.
Why emotional intelligence can be the key to workplace success?
• Emotional intelligence can lead to better business decisions and lead by example
• Emotionally intelligent employees are more likely to keep their cool under pressure
• Those with high EQ are better at resolving conflicts
• Emotionally intelligent leaders tend to have greater empathy
• Employees with high EQs are more likely to listen, reflect, and respond to constructive criticism
• Workers with high EQ are better able to work in teams, adjust to change and be flexible.
No matter how many degrees or other on-paper qualifications a person has, if he or she doesn’t have certain emotional qualities, he or she is unlikely to succeed. Emotional intelligence, unlike IQ, can be improved through Assessment, Coaching & Training.
“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.”
EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Intelligence Self Assessment
The EQ-i 2.0 is one of the most scientifically validated Emotional Intelligence instruments in the market today. This instrument measures the interaction between a person and his or her environment, then presents results in both numerical and graphical form. The power of this instrument is in how the five Composite Scales and fifteen Subscales help to predict with amazing accuracy what EQ behaviors a person is most likely to exhibit and to pinpoint the motivations behind the behavior.
• EQ-i 2.0 Assessment was developed by Multi-Health Systems. They are the leading psychometric company, producing very empirically-based assessments. Highly ethical and run by clinical psychologists who are experts in the field.
• Independently rated as the most valid and reliable on the market by Buros Mental Measures.
• Measures 15 critical Emotional Intelligence competencies.
• Quantifies Emotional Intelligence and provides a concrete road map for on-going development.
How does it work?
Taking just 20-30 minutes to complete, the EQ-i 2.0 assessment tool measures the interaction between a person and the environment he/she operates in AND one’s self-reported potential to deal with daily environmental demands and pressures. Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs and measures. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in the person’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential. The development potential the EQ-i 2.0 identifies, along with the targeted strategies it provides, make it a highly effective employee/leadership development tool.