Emotional intelligence is highly regarded as one of the key indicators in one’s success. Both in your personal and professional life.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) is now considered to be more important than IQ in determining success and happiness. Fortunately, EQ is both measurable and it can be developed by everyone.
In their book “The EQ Edge,” Steven J. Stein (PH.D.) and Howard E. Book (M.D.), mentioned that studies have found that high performance organisations attribute emotional intelligence impact to as much as 45% of leadership success.
A study found that “Low engagement costs UK businesses £60 billion a year” engaged, passionate and committed employees want greater meaning in their work.
EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Emotional Intelligence Assessment
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment looks at the five main components at the heart of Emotional Intelligence:
– Stress management
When you take the EQ-i 2.0 assessment, you will learn how to apply emotional intelligence in both the workplace and personal relationships. Key information from EQ-i 2.0 assessment is split into 15 sub-categories that can be used to increase various areas of EI.
You will understand how your emotions interact with your thoughts and thus your behaviour. This understanding can lead to greater results in self and with working with others. As well as being able to create more effective and beneficial engagements in both the workplace and personal relationships.
The EQ-i 2.0 identifies the level of one’s emotional and social functioning, whilst the EQ 360 assessment provides a more in-depth analysis and feedback. It is based on peer review feedback and analysis, by comparing various observer ratings (peers, subordinates, line-managers etc) with the individuals own EQ-i 2.0 self-assessment. This is very valuable to understand how an individual demonstrates their emotional intelligence in the workplace and how they are perceived by others.
Both the EQ-I 2.0 and the EQ 360 feedback can be used in conjunction with coaching, to benefit the organizational outcome. This is achieved by identifying and dealing with potential performance challenges. Enabling individuals to better recognise and manage their own emotions and the impact that has on their environment. This leads to enhanced performance, communication and improved relationships with customers, colleagues, and family members.
How To Take The Emotional Intelligence Assessment?
We start with a conversation to discuss your requirements and how we can serve you best. Once we agree on the correct way forward, you will receive a link to the online EQ-I 2.0 assessment. The EQ assessment consists of 133 items and takes approximately 15 to 45 minutes to complete.
The client will receive a detailed EQ assessment report. They will then have a 2-hour follow up feedback session with their EQ Coach to discuss the results. The client can then choose to work with the EQ Coach to develop their EQ scores over a set period of time if they so wish. Working on different areas, including motivation, self-regard, impulse control and various other areas. Holding the client accountable and supporting them on their journey of discovery and growth.
In the case of the EQ 360 feedback assessment, each person that has been nominated to provide anonymous feedback, will also receive their individual links.
What Can Emotional Intelligence Help With?
• Build resilience in dealing with high pressure situations.
• Increase overall life satisfaction and confidence.
• Strengthen your work environment to produce better results.
• Improved performance in all areas of life and reach higher levels of success.
• Have deeper, more meaning relationships.
• Learn and create next level leadership skills.
• Build stronger and more productive teams.
• Improve communication, engagement, relationships and behaviours.
• Better stress management.
• Increase problem solving ability.
• Better self-insight and personal responsibility for leadership performance.
• Better decision making and risk assessment.
• Enhanced communication and cultural awareness.
• Increased mental toughness.
• More efficient teamwork.
• Improve the calibre of new staff members and minimize costly poor recruitment decisions.
• Identify appropriate training and development needs.
How Emotional Intelligence affects Leadership
The author of “Emotional Intelligence 2.0,” Travis Bradberry; says that studies have found that 90% of top performers score high in emotional intelligence. Whilst only 20% of poor performers are high in emotional intelligence. He said that “You can be a top performer without emotional intelligence, but the chances are slim.” Emotional intelligence is the key to unlocking great leadership.
Top leaders have one key thing in common. They can recognise their feelings and emotions and how that impacts on their engagements and leadership ability. They empower, inspire, and motivate the people they work with to achieve greater success than they may have if left to their own devices.
Being able to understand and manage your own emotions, and those around you, can lead to greater effectiveness and higher performance. Emotional intelligence, combined with effective business coaching, can help you to become a much effective leader.
True leaders do not use outdated hard management skills. Dynamic transformation and true leadership require Emotional Intelligence. Creating an environment where strengths are recognised and celebrated. Guiding and allowing each member to thrive.
Developing new ways of thinking, and better understanding self and others, leads to greater individual and organisational change and development. Whether it is a better work-life balance, setting clear boundaries, developing optimism and resilience, to letting go of long held limiting beliefs and more.
Using EQ in sales
Businesses with emotionally intelligent salespeople sell more effectively. More than 75% of Fortune 500 companies train and motivate senior staff in EQ. As such, they report massive growth on their overall bottom line. It is vitally important to educate your salespeople on how to build collaborative relationships with clients. It is a sure-fire way to increase sales and referrals, whilst growing a desirable reputation.
To increase sales, your sales team needs to be trained in more than just sales techniques. They need to learn self-management, self-awareness and self-motivation skills among others.
Old style hard selling techniques turn potential clients off. Create better relationships and create better results.
Why work with us?
We help to develop high performing leaders with emotional intelligence. Holding you accountable and making you think. Helping you to become the best version of yourself through 1-2-1 and group coaching.
We work with private and business clients, to help develop their emotional intelligence and self-awareness. This leads to happier, more fulfilled lives, better engagement, and increased performance in different areas of their personal and professional lives.
You are 100% responsible for how you respond to your thoughts & feelings. Let us help you be the best version of yourself.
“The value that I have learned to deeply appreciate and is something I talk a lot about is empathy,” – Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft