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Emotional Intelligence

Think for a moment:

Why do some people possess greater emotional well-being?
And why are some people better able to achieve success in life?
Have you noticed how some people who are blessed with superior intellectual abilities seem to fail in life, while others with more modest gifts succeed?


The answer is Emotional Intelligence - the edge for success in life and business.

Why is Emotional Intelligence important?

Because no matter how ‘brainy’ we may be, if we turn others off with abrasive behavior, are unaware of how we are presenting ourselves or cave in under minimal stress, no one will stick around long enough to notice our high IQ’s. To take advantage of and flex our IQ to the maximum, we first need good Emotional Intelligence (EI).

Those aspects of our personality and behavior that were previously judged incapable of being identified, measured and fully understood have become increasingly recognised as crucial to effective functioning both in the workplace and in our personal lives. Good relationships and coping strategies are the key to our success in every area of human activity, from the initial bonding between parent and child to the ability of a manager to bring out the best in his or her employees.

In the world we live in, it is vital that we have a high level of emotional resilience, otherwise we could fall prey to stress, fatigue, burnout, failure and sickness in many areas of our life.

Roles and environments that require a high level of communication and conflict resolution skills are quickly seeing the benefits of Emotional Intelligence (EI) training. In fact, some are already making this training mandatory. Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) at an early age gives individuals an edge well into adulthood.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is equally valid for those of us in committed relationships of varying dynamics, eg: parents, siblings, employer, employee, friends etc

Research shows a strong relationship between Emotional Intelligence (EI) and performance and has proven itself to be an excellent predictor of individual and group success, including in corporate environments.

Now more than ever, it is essential for workers to have the necessary emotional skills to perform their work effectively.  Emotional Intelligence is also a vital component of success for leaders and managers.  Organisations can improve overall performance by testing, identifying and developing emotional intelligence in their people and star performers.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

According to Dr Reuven Bar-On, the developer the of an instrument that identifies and measures Emotional Intelligence using the Emotional Quotient Inventory (known as the BarOn EQ-i), states that Emotional Intelligence is an array of non-cognitive capabilities, competencies and skills that influence one’s ability to succeed in coping with environmental demands and pressures.

The 5 key areas of
Emotional Intelligence are:
What Emotional
Intelligence is not

1. Intrapersonal effectiveness
assessment of the inner self

2. Interpersonal effectiveness
assessment of capacity and functioning

3. Stress Management
assessment of tolerance and impulsivity

4. Adaptability
assessment of coping with environmental demands & problem solving

5. General Mood
assessment of contentment and overall outlook on life

  • Cognitive intelligence (IQ) – such as memory, reasoning, recall, symbolic thinking, visual-motor performance
  • Aptitude
  • Achievement
  • Vocational Interest
  • Personality

Importantly, Emotional Intelligence is not about being ‘nice’ to everyone all the time.

Assessment, Training & Workshops

If you are interested in undertaking a credible, scientifically proven, world renowned online assessment of your Emotional Intelligence, then contact us today.

Additionally, there is the opportunity to undertake the BarOn EQ360 from which you can receive feedback from your immediate associates with up to 12 selected nominees undertaking a similar exercise which offers insights into their observation and rating of your Emotional Intelligence.

As a trained, qualified and experienced EQ practitioner with the BarOn EQ-i and EQ360 assessment tools, Deborah presents periodical workshops on Emotional Intelligence of either 1 or 2 days duration, covering major themes such as:

  • Conceptual overview of EQ
  • Business case for EQ : “How can EQ make a difference in my life and workplace?”
  • Personal relevance of EQ : “How can I use EQ?”
  • EQ and Leadership : “How can I use EQ to get more from the people I lead?”
  • Practical suggestions for enhancing EQ

Contact us today for information regarding self & / or group assessment, training, workshops, presentations or Guest Speaking opportunities on Emotional Intelligence.