Each emotional intelligence tool is different, but as a practitioner of the Emotional Intelligence tool EQ-i 2.0 I am partial to their methodology. Within EQ-i 2.0 there are five different categories or components that make up your emotional intelligence quotient:
The higher the scores on each of these components (which have sub-categories which I will cover in my next post) the better that you can be as a leader. Ever been around a leader who blew up constantly when things went wrong (e.g. - were not able to manage stress) or who was really controlling or dominant (e.g. - was not great at developing interpersonal relationships)? Well in both of those scenarios their emotional intelligence in those areas were perhaps lower than others and could be developed in order to enhance their success and ability to lead a team. What of the five areas above are you strongest at? Which area could you use some development?
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.