So what does it take to increase your emotional intelligence? Well in EQ-I 2.0 each of the five major components are broken up into sub-categories. By understanding what the sub components are and your scores on them you can ultimately pick one or two that you want to work on and increase. As you bring self awareness to these areas you can effectively enhance your emotional intelligence in those areas. They are:
Problem solving - effectively managing emotions when solving problems
Reality testing - seeing things as they are
Impulse control - managing or delaying impulses
Flexibility - adapting to change effectively
Stress tolerance - successfully coping with stressful situations
Optimism - maintaining a positive attitude
If you are looking to understand your emotional intelligence quotient reach out to me and get an assessment and interpretation of the assessment done. It could be a great tool to enhance your leadership skills.
Monica Thakrar has over 18 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.