Emotional Intelligence Skills are Critical Skills for Leadership
Emotional Intelligence skills are critical skills for leadership, team effectiveness, work performance, influence, work-life balance, and well-being. PI Midlantic’s leadership development programs incorporate behavioral analytics and emotional intelligence to develop well-rounded leaders and high-performing teams to take on any challenge. Learn more below.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) can be defined as 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. Emotional intelligence is made up of four core skills that pair up under two primary competencies: personal competence and social competence.
Emotional Intelligence is a key predictor of human performance and development potential, especially among leaders. EQ-I 2.0 is a tool for measuring emotional intelligence and includes custom leadership, group, and 360 reports. An online administration tool reports on 15 competencies which serve as a window into how emotions may impact work performance.
While emotional intelligence isn’t the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Emotional intelligence is not a static factor – to the contrary, one’s emotional intelligence is a flexible set of skills that can be developed in targeted areas with practice.
Over the years, emotional intelligence—also known as EQ—has evolved into a must-have skill. Research shows that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance. And hiring managers have taken notice: 71 percent of employers surveyed by CareerBuilder said they value EQ over IQ, reporting that employees with high emotional intelligence are more likely to stay calm under pressure, resolve conflict effectively, and respond to co-workers with empathy.
The EQ-i 2.0 is a psychometric assessment which measures emotional intelligence (EI) and how it can impact people and the workplace. Being the first scientifically validated measure of EI, coupled with research from premier organizations, means you can count on the EQ-i 2.0 to add robustness and accuracy to your talent management initiatives.
The EQ-i 2.0 measures the interaction between a person and the environment in which they operate. Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs and measures. In turn, this can lead to dramatic increases in the person’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential.
Applications of emotional intelligence include:
- Leadership Development
- Organizational Development
- Executive Coaching
- Team Building
- Student Development
The EQ 360 is a multi-rater measure of emotional intelligence (EI) designed to provide you with a complete “360-degree” view of your emotional and social functioning. The EQ 360 assessment provides a more in-depth analysis by also having those who work with the client provide information. When comparing observer ratings with the results of an EQ-i 2.0 self-report, a complete 360-degree profile emerges and provides you with a rich understanding of your EI capabilities. The EQ 360 allows you to leverage key employee strengths to the benefit of the organization, as well as impediments to high performance that could be improved.
Fifteen years of research has shown that leaders tend to score higher in EI than the general population. The EQ-I 2.0 subscales are strongly related to leadership competencies that in turn my be associated with productivity, decreased employee turnover, and increased efficiency. Also, many professionals find it easier to focus on improving a few specific stills that underlie broader leadership competencies, making the EQ-I 2.0 subscales the perfect building blocks to reaching your leadership potential.