Good relationships are good business. Understanding and using Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a proven way to getting along better with employees, co-workers, and other stakeholders.
If we cannot recognise our own emotions, or understand how they impact on others, it will be difficult to establish positive personal and working relationships with each other.
Essentially, there are four steps to becoming self-aware about your EQ:
1. Journaling - keep a journal of your emotions and what’s happening. Try to monitor any pattern of behaviour and feelings of being happy, sad, angry, and scared.
2. Use tools to help - sometimes you may need tools such as an app or an alarm on your phone to give you a gentle reminder to take a step back and monitor how you feel. Apps such as Evernote can help you to also voice record your feelings at any time.
3. Get feedback - use a mentor or a coach to give you honest feedback on how you are tracking. Someone that you can trust and who is honest enough to give an objective assessment.
4. Take the EQ assessment - the EQ-i 2.0 is the most widely used emotional intelligence profiling tool in the world. It has been widely tested and scientifically validated. It measures a person’s interactions across 5 Composite Scales, and 15 Sub-scales. Take the assessment by contacting me.
With intentional effort and practice, you can become more self-aware, and therefore raise your self-concept - that is your self-image, self-esteem, and self-ideal.
The following are examples of some organisations that have successfully used the EQ assessment to improve communication, build better work relationships, improve decision making, reduce the effects of stress and increase engagement:
• US Air Force
• Metlife Life Insurance
• Proctor & Gamble
Details of package:
1 comprehensive EQ full colour report (PDF)