One of the biggest concerns that most people have regarding Emotional Intelligence is that if it can be measured. Rightly so, for competency to be identified as an area of development, it needs to be ‘measured first’, and the development of the same should be traceable as well.
Emotional Intelligence has a huge impact on our Personal & Professional lives. Every thought of ours passes through the emotional filter. 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.
The Good news is that Emotional Intelligence competencies can be measured, it is not a static factor, it changes over time and can be developed in targeted areas. Reuven Bar-Ondefines “Emotional intelligence (EI) 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.” Emotional intelligence (EI) as defined here and applied in the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) reflects one’s overall well-being and ability to succeed in life.
There are many assessment tools available, the challenge is to find one that – is Proven for its Reliability and Validity! We, therefore, partner with Multi-Health Systems Inc (MHS) A leading publisher of scientifically validated assessments for more than 30 years. We use EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 Assessment developed by Multi-Health Systems (MHS) team. The EQ-i® is the first scientifically validated Emotional Intelligence (EI) tool in the world. EQ-i 2.0 captures emotional intelligence by dividing it into five general areas and 15 sub-sections or scales.
Numerous statistical analyses confirm that the scores generated by this assessment are consistent and reliable. Results so far have revealed that the EQ-i 2.0 very accurately measures emotional intelligence. For example, decades of research now show the effectiveness of the EQ-i in measuring emotional intelligence, related concepts, and relevant outcomes.
Both Workplace Report vs. Leadership Report can be generated after the assessment. The Workplace Report focuses on the impact of emotional intelligence on coworkers, supervisors, and clients, which can be used to develop current employees, or in evaluating the strength of prospective employees.The Leadership Report evaluates an individual's strengths and weaknesses in emotional intelligence that correlate with leadership performance.