Emotional Intelligence

“It’s not IQ that leads to success. EQ is more important: emotional intelligence, social skills, how you relate, can you get things done. That’s what makes a difference, especially in management.”

These words came from an address given by Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan Chase, to a group of MBA students. Mr. Dimon isn’t known as a touchy-feely CEO, yet here he is saying the soft stuff matters more than IQ.

What is emotional intelligence?

In Daniel Goleman’s book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, he defines EQ as the “capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves and for managing emotions well in ourselves and our relationships.” Goleman’s research has shown that an individual’s emotional intelligence is a better predictor of success than IQ.

How will an EQ assessment help you?

The emotional intelligence assessment is the tool I use in my executive coaching practice and as a standalone service for my clients. I’m certified by Multi-Health Systems, Inc. to administer the Bar-On EQ–i emotional intelligence assessment. I recommend it when you’re not getting the results you want, or the people who work for and with you are not getting the results they need. EQ can provide insight into why. This makes it a powerful coaching tool. Unlike most other assessment tools, EQ not only tells you how you’re wired, but opens the door to understanding why you’re wired as you are.

What is the EQ assessment process?

Taking the emotional intelligence assessment is simple:

  1. Contact me to say you’re interested.
  2. I’ll e-mail login information – simply complete the online questionnaire. It normally takes just 10 to 20 min.
  3. After you’ve completed the questionnaire, I’ll e-mail the assessment results to you and arrange to set up a feedback session.
  4. In the feedback session we’ll go over your results and identify 2 or 3 things you want to work on to improve your emotional intelligence.

What’s Next?

If you’d like to learn more about how I use EQ to help clients become more successful, the next step in schedule a time to meet with me by clicking here.