Emotional Intelligence is Key to Superior Leadership

No matter where you are in your personal life or career, what industry you are in, or where you are in your organization, you want to perform well
 
July 24, 2012 - PRLog -- At the center of high-performance is good decision-making.  Whether the decisions are considered small or large decisions or whether they will impact one or thousands, making better decisions starts with understanding your Emotional Quotient (EQ)

What is EQ?
Often confused with our Intelligence Quotient (IQ), EQ is quite different.  Instead of measuring your general intelligence, EQ measures your ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity.  In the business environment, EQ is important because it help you leverage your awareness of emotions for workplace effectiveness.

Can EQ be Learned?
Unlike one’s level of IQ which changes very little from childhood, Emotional Intelligence includes skills that can be learned at any age.  In fact, the skills of emotional Intelligence are so attainable that one’s level tends to increase with age which can be explained in terms of experience.

The Value of EQ
Seeing the value of EQ as a trainable skill, more and more businesses and business schools are adding emotional competency training.  High performing organizations recognize that competencies that separate good employees from great ones are based on leadership skills which have a strong basis in emotion (EQpowerment) and job relevant behaviors.  

EQpowerment, How Does It Work?
The notion of mastering performance by appreciating the role of emotions is what we call EQpowerment, for there is no greater component to empowerment (skill to make the best decisions) than having high levels of EQ.  The first step is to assess an individual’s emotional intelligence with the TTI Emotional Quotient™ assessment.  The online questionnaire is immediately analyzed to produce a report with detailed information about an individual’s EQ score.  The higher the score, the higher the level of EQ.

5 Areas of EQ
The TTI Emotional Quotient™ report focuses on five areas within interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence.  Intrapersonal intelligence is the ability to understand oneself, while the interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand other.  The five areas measured are:
Intrapersonal EQ:
•Self-Awareness – The ability to recognize and understand your moods, emotions and drives, as well as their effect on others
•Self – Regulation – The ability to control or re-direct disruptive impulses and moods and the propensity to suspend judgment and think before acting.
•Motivation – A passion to work for reasons that go beyond money and status and a propensity to pursue goals with energy and persistence.
Interpersonal EQ:
•Social Skills – A proficiency in managing relationships and building networks.
•Empathy – The ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people.

Applications:
The EQ assessment can be used for:
Personal understanding and growth
Coaching/mentoring for performance improvement
Evaluating and strengthening teams
Pre-employment screening
Post-employment on-boarding/orientation

To view a sample EQ assessment go to  http://www.assessments4u.com/uploads/Jobhunter_John_TSIeq...

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