Earlier this year, I updated my certification in the EQ-in-Action Profile through Learning in Action Technologies. For those of you with an interest in emotional intelligence, I highly recommend this tool.
Few people still question the importance of emotional intelligence to success in leadership and life. Since Daniel Goleman published Emotional Intelligence in 1995, there has been a tidal wave of research and writing about what EQ is and why it matters. Here’s some of those findings from Goleman’s 1998 book, Working with Emotional Intelligence:
Clearly, emotional intelligence matters to workplace success. So, how do you assess your skills in this area? How do you begin a conversation about emotional intelligence with your team? That’s where the EQ-in-Action Profile comes in. It’s one of several tools available that measures and assesses emotional intelligence. It specifically provides a picture of your tendencies in three fundamental domains related to emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy.
Here’s why I like this particular tool:
You can find a couple of sample EQ-in-Action profile reports at Learning in Action Technologies, along with more information about the tool itself. If you’re interested in using the tool to learn more about your own emotional patterns, especially in challenging interactions, or if you’d like to talk about ways to use the tool with your entire team, please contact me. I’d be happy to answer questions.
Your turn: What’s your experience of emotional intelligence in the workplace? How do you see its presence, or absence, affecting results?