What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence (EQ) indicates how we use emotions, our own and others, to influence how we act towards and with, others. These are vital skills for modern leaders and managers and while EQ isn’t the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, particularly leadership ability, it has proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Unlike the more conventional IQ or similar measures of intelligence, EQ is not something that is fixed or static. It can be developed and changed over time and can be targeted at specific areas for each individual.
One method of doing this is to use a specific EQ measurement system and JNG are accredited in the very successful EQ-i 2.0® and EQ 360 Emotional Intelligence assessment system.
The EQ-i 2.0® test
The EQ-i 2.0® measures the interaction between a person and the environment he/she operates in. Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs and measures. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in the person’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential. The development potentials the EQ-i 2.0 identifies, along with the targeted strategies it provides, make it a highly effective personal development tool.
The EQ 360
While the EQ-i 2.0® identifies the level of a client’s emotional and social functioning based on his or her responses, the EQ 360 assessment provides a more in-depth analysis by having those who work with the client provide information as well. When observer ratings are compared with the results of an EQ-i 2.0® self-report, a more complete 360 degree profile emerges.
The EQ 360 identifies key employee strengths that can be leveraged to the benefit of the organization, as well as impediments to high performance that could be improved.