What is Emotional Intelligence?

You may have heard the term “emotional intelligence” or EQ used to describe how an individual interacts with others. Essentially, emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and effectively manage your and/or other’s emotions. It can be distilled into three skill areas:

  1. Awareness or simply being able to identify your emotions and those of others.
  2. Use – the ability to effectively apply your emotional knowledge to tasks such as analyzing and solving problems.
  3. Management – regulating your own emotions and being able to positively impact others in an emotional way such as calming or encouraging them.

Why Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace?

Emotional intelligence is increasingly factoring into hiring decisions as employers recognize the importance of building and fostering effective relationships in the workplace. Studies have shown that high emotional intelligence boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, relationship satisfaction and happiness. It matters in every job because all jobs require dealing with people, and people with high emotional intelligence are better able to foster cooperative and functional working relationships. 

Coaching clients are looking to create change in the workplace and most change fails because of the individual simply lacks understanding of the human or emotional drivers. By being aware and developing EQ, clients can tap into valuable insight and take action to fuel transformation.

EI assessment and coaching sessions increase self and social awareness of how team members engage best, building empathy to achieve team effectiveness.

What is the EQi and what does the EQi® measure?

The EQi, or Emotional Quotient Inventory, is a comprehensive assessment of key EQ areas. As a certified EQi administrator, Sandy is qualified to administer the inventory and accurately interpret the in-depth results. The EQi® takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. It is based on the most comprehensive theory of emotional intelligence to date and renders an overall EQ score as well as results for the following 5 composite scales and 15 subscales:

How can the EQi® be used?

The functional applications of the EQi are virtually limitless – if the transaction involves one or more individuals, EQ will provide a deeper understanding of the human dynamics required to achieve best results. Some examples are:

  • Leadership Development
  • Individual Development
  • Organizational Development
  • Career Development
  • Retirement Transition Planning
  • Team Performance
  • Succession Planning