What is Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence is the set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. (MHS definition)
It helps us to navigate our complex world as we contemplate our strengths, weakness, beliefs, biases, determine how to interact with the people around us and deal with life’s ups and down and the many stressors that can plague us on a daily basis.
Why is Emotional Intelligence important
Emotional Intelligence influences the way we think, feel and behave. Imagine what it would be like for your thoughts, feelings and behaviors to be aligned with your goals and your dreams. That is a recipe for ‘SUCCESS’ and for living your best life. The personal benefits are therefore great.
So, what about cognitive intelligence or IQ – This is important too, and peaks around 17-18 years of age, but according to studies Emotional Intelligence is estimated to account for 27 – 45% of job success.
The best part is that Emotional Intelligence can be developed and tends to rise steadily with age, so this is an area you can work on to improve various aspects of your life.
The EQ-i 2.0 model
This model defines Emotional Intelligence across five (5) composites and fifteen (15) sub-composites and corresponding scores are allocated. A total score for Emotional Intelligence is also derived as well as a score for Well-being or Happiness. CLICK HERE to find out more about the model.
Who can benefit from EQ-i 2.0 assessments and coaching
EVERYONE in all job sectors!
Emotional Intelligence assessments can be administered to individuals and groups, and have been used in Business, Sports, Politics, Legal, Law enforcement and in the Healthcare profession to help inform on emotional skill sets and can also be used as a predictive model for ‘STAR Performers’.
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