EQ-i 2.0® Emotional Intelligence Assessment For Leadership
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence is a 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.
Why is Emotional Intelligence important for Leaders?
The research supporting the importance of Emotional Intelligence dates back over 30 years, and while it was made popular in the late 1990s, arguably it is even more important today that we are developing “emotionally intelligent leaders” to retain and develop the talent that will lead innovation and business growth.
So how is Emotional Intelligence linked to leadership? In addition to the research supporting this report, fifteen years of research has shown that leaders tend to score higher in Emotional Intelligence than the general population. Also, many professionals find it easier to focus on improving a few specific skills that underlie broader leadership competencies, making the EQ-i 2.0® subscales the perfect building blocks to reaching your leadership potential.
Why the EQ-i 2.0® Instrument?
The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®) is one of the first scientifically validated and one of the most widely used Emotional Intelligence instruments in the world. It builds on the success and insights of the BarOn EQ-i® instrument by introducing an updated model of emotional intelligence and introduces some differences that stem from changes, based on extensive feedback, to assessment items, updated norms and rigorous reliability and validity studies.
Based on more than 20 years of research worldwide, the EQ-i 2.0® examines an individual’s social and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Respondents self-report on their life and workplace performance in 15 key areas of emotional skill that have been proven to contribute to proficiency in complex business activities such as conflict resolution and planning