Think for a moment:
Why do some people possess greater emotional well-being?
And why are some people better able to achieve success in
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
| 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
assessment of coping with environmental demands &
5. General Mood
assessment of contentment and overall outlook on life
- Cognitive intelligence (IQ) – such as memory,
reasoning, recall, symbolic thinking, visual-motor
- Vocational Interest
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
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.