EQ – Emotional Quotient

Did you know that when employees are upset at work due to emotions such as anger or fear they suffer from diminished cognitive abilities?

When a manager has low EQ it impacts others in the organization exponentially with far greater adverse consequences for the organization.

How much more effective would judgment, decision making, employee performance, and interactions be with higher levels of EQ?

What opportunities might you be missing because EQ levels haven’t been optimized?

What is EQ?

Emotional Quotient is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity. While it is often misunderstood as intelligence quotient (IQ), Emotional Quotient is different because instead of measuring your general intelligence, it measures your emotional intelligence. Emotional Quotient is the 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, Emotional Quotient is important because it helps you leverage your awareness of emotions for effectiveness in the workplace.  EQ influences one’s ability to exercise good judgment, make sound decisions, collaborate effectively, manage and lead others, be efficient and effective in their jobs.  Understand their EQ along with practical techniques to take it to the next level can take contribution and performance to the next level.

The Five Areas of Emotional Quotient

Five areas within interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence are addressed in the EQ report we use.  Intrapersonal intelligence is the ability to understand oneself, while interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand others.

Intrapersonal Emotional Quotient (The ability to understand oneself.)

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 Emotional Quotient (The ability to understand others.)

Social Skills – A proficiency in managing relationships and building networks.

Empathy – The ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people.

Understanding and Enhancing Emotional Quotient

Strategic Alignment Partners helps individuals understand their own EQ through the use of TTI’s Emotional Quotient assessment.  Then through either a group workshop or one-on-one coaching or a combination of the two helps individuals take practical steps to enhance their EQ.   The process empowers individuals to understand their own EQ, how their emotions influence their actions and decisions as well as learning practical approaches to more effectively manage their EQ, themselves, their decisions and their interactions.

For a sample EQ report click here.

 

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