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You’re on this page because you’re wondering how emotional intelligence can impact your life. More importantly, how it can change your life. As a leader in the workplace, as a partner, a parent, a friend, a sibling and most importantly, with yourself.
What’s in it for you?
Why on earth would you care about developing your emotional intelligence? And is it really important?
My friend – this is feedback that is truly a gift for you although, believe me – I know sometimes it doesn’t always feel that way! Nothing is wrong with you, there is nothing to fix or repair. This is an opportunity to take a look at the emotional and social skills that may need a bit of fine tuning so you can lead as your best in business and in life.
These are the skills that we didn’t necessarily get taught in school, we may not have had the best role models that showed us what emotional intelligence looks like and let’s face it. In the world of business at large, many of the emotional and social skills we expect to see in leaders, is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Developing stronger relationships with the people you work with and your loved ones.
Improving your decision making and making decisions with more clarity and confidence.
Having a greater understanding of where others are coming from and developing a stronger sense of empathy.
Developing a stronger sense of self-awareness, being more self-expressive and LEADING as your best!
These are just some of the benefits you’ll experience from developing your emotional intelligence and so much more! The level of insight and knowledge you gain through taking the EQ-i 2.0 assessment (Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0) is invaluable. Skills you will use for life as you develop a greater measure of self-understanding and self-awareness.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) can be defined as a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we express and perceive ourselves. Broadly speaking, they give us information on how we navigate our relationships and the world at large.
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment is one of the most researched models and the first scientifically validated measure of EI (emotional intelligence) published by Multi-Health Systems Inc.
This psychometric assessment helps you to measure EI and how it can impact people and the workplace. Think of it as another tool to help you develop as a leader in business and in life.
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment has been used for over 20 years as a leadership development tool in leading organizations as well as a selection tool, in executive coaching, team building and for student development.
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment helps to improve human performance and can be developed in targeted areas.
These are the skills that make you stand out and make an impact in business and in your life.
The EQ-360 measures the same 15 competencies as the EQ-i 2.0. This assessment includes your self-assessment and combines the perception of others who know you well. This is helpful when looking to gather a higher measure of feedback.
As humans, we are emotional creatures. Our thoughts and behaviours are driven by our emotions and influence how we show up in our relationships to how we make decisions every day.
You may not be leading a team but you ARE a leader (or as I like to say) the Director of your life! Our world needs leaders who know how to lead themselves before they can effectively show us they can lead others. That calls for self-awareness first and foremost. Research by Tasha Eurich says that 95% of people think they’re self-aware when in fact, 10-15% actually are.
What does that mean? It means we have room to dive deeper and really understand our individual strengths and weaknesses and better understand how they work for us and where we can afford to develop further.
Most people think IQ (Intelligence Quotient) takes the cake and emotions have no place in business. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Ongoing research shows how emotional intelligence plays a significant role in the success of leaders. Yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Not to mention, living a healthy life includes being able to tap into a full range of emotions and learning how to manage them so they work FOR you.
Learning the value of my emotions as I navigated through my career is something that no leader was able to teach me. Had I known of a tool like the EQ-i 2.0 assessment, it would have been the gift that could have saved me from learning some hard lessons 15 years ago!
Since then, I’ve taken the assessment and it has served me beyond what I could have expected. As an ongoing reference for me, as well as giving me a much better understanding of my emotions and how they work FOR me in my life and in my business. Because of the work I’ve done over the years, I’ve been able to understand skills that I’ve always had like being highly empathic, highly flexible and having a strong sense of self-regard. It took work for me to get there and recognize them, whereas other areas I was able to learn require further development.
Knowing this about myself and how I can use these skills not only in my personal life, but in business, is a tool that offers so much insight and opportunity for growth and development. Relationships have deepened, decision-making has improved and self-awareness has increased just to name a few benefits.
“I decided to work with a Coach to help me work through some areas pertaining to my career. Lisa’s background impressed me, and it was an easy decision for me to partner with her and get some insight and clarity on my next steps. While partnering with me, she helped me gain awareness on what I should be considering as I explore where I’m at in my career and where I’d like to go. Her ability to ask powerful questions helped me reflect on what I need to be thinking about and what resources to consider as I plan for my future. With the many options available of Coaches to work with, I’d highly recommend working with Lisa as she is easy to work with and helps you get results.”
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment is completed online and takes approximately 15 min. to complete. Using a secure site, you will respond to 133 statements related to emotional intelligence. Once you’ve completed your assessment, you will select your report type. A Leadership report will measure your leadership effectiveness, whereas a Workplace report will measure workplace performance both based on the emotional intelligence competencies as seen in the above model.
A report is then generated providing an overarching total EI score. This comprehensive report will outline a total of 15 skills that are measured based on each of the 5 categories as seen in the model above. Together, with your Coach, you will work to identify insights and learnings that you can apply in your day to day life along with which targeted areas are worth further development.
We know the impact EI can have on the way you lead, what about when it comes to your team?
If your team has struggled with poor communication, the EQ-i 2.0 assessment can help identify skills such as interpersonal relationships, empathy and assertiveness to foster better collaboration and communicate more effectively.
Looking to improve customer satisfaction? Helping your team develop a stronger sense of empathy can help them strengthen their relationships with clients and deepen their perspective.
During times of organizational change and volatility, helping your team cope with stress and manage their stress tolerance (another EI skill) can help them be more adaptable and flexible.
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment is easy to use, reliable and a trusted model in measuring emotional intelligence. More importantly, it’s safe to use and offers a confidential process when taking the assessment. How would your life change if you developed the skills that you so admire in others? Who would you be? If the answer is a better partner, a more compassionate friend, my relationships would be stronger, I’d be a more effective leader…
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No! The EQ-i 2.0 is a psychometric assessment which indicates competency.
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment is used for self-awareness, leadership, selection (high or top performers), succession planning, coaching, team effectiveness, high potential development and career development. Anyone interested in developing their emotional intelligence can take the assessment!
As the inventory-taker (the person taking the assessment), you own the results. The only people that have access to your assessment are you and the administrator. Two copies in a PDF file are created – 1 for the client, the other for the Coach. The assessment sits on MHS’s server which get’s cleaned every 5 days and holds a high level of security. High enough that it meets the security requirements of the Government of Canada.
Yes! There is an EQ 360 assessment available and no – the raters do not have to be people you work with.
The EQ 360 measures the same 15 competencies as the EQ-i 2.0 and takes into account the perceptions of people around you and yourself.
Please inquire for more details!
The EQ-i 2.0 assessment is a psychometric assessment and the most researched model of emotional intelligence. The assessment measures a set of 15 emotional and social skills.
Your Coach will go through the comprehensive report with you during your 60-min. debrief. Treat it as a tool you can reference back to time and time again. The benefit of this assessment is you can target specific areas and you can develop the skills over time.