Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence2021-09-21T02:40:31+08:00

Our intelligence (IQ) might get us through school but it is our emotional intelligence or EQ that gets us through life.

Unfortunately, for many of us, developing our emotional intelligence is something we ignore yet it is vital to so many areas of our life.

Our intelligence (IQ) might get us through school but it is our emotional intelligence or EQ that gets us through life. Unfortunately, for many of us, developing our emotional intelligence is something we ignore yet it is vital to so many areas of our life.

In western societies our education system focuses mainly on academic performance and largely ignores other areas of personal development. Consequently, from a young age we are conditioned to think our intelligence is key to our success. However, our ability to: read people; get on with people; manage our emotions; communicate effectively; influence; alter the mood of a room; collaborate; build teams; lead effectively and so on are all aspects of emotional intelligence crucial for a healthy personal and professional life.

Emotional intelligence is defined as “the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions to promote emotional and intellectual growth.” (Mayer & Salovey, 1997).

While our IQ remains essentially static over the course of our life, the great news is that we can develop our emotional intelligence with willingness and effort.

We offer Emotional Intelligence Testing for individual and organisational growth:

Individual Emotional Intelligence Capability

We have four related emotional intelligence (EI) competencies. The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) measures these four related abilities:

  • Perceiving Emotions – to correctly identify emotions in yourself, others and the environment
  • Using Emotions – to facilitate thought; create emotions and integrate into the way you think
  • Understanding emotions – to understand the causes & complexity of emotions; how they blend and change over time
  • Managing Emotions – to manage emotions through effective strategies that integrate emotions to help achieve goals or make decisions about how to behave

In rapidly changing times, where environmental, social and economic stresses are mounting, it is vital we develop our ability to perceive emotions in our self and others; understand the causes and complexity of the emotional landscape around us; manage our emotions to achieve strategic outcomes and apply this emotional knowledge to guide our thinking.

We can be taught to develop our EI abilities so we perform optimally in our professional and social relationships. We will make better choices, cope better with stress, perform better under pressure and adjust better to change.

Our workshops and coaching support you to develop and ultimately master your EI to elevate your leadership capability and competence in working with people and making effective decisions.

Team and Organisational Emotional Intelligence Capabilities

People with well-honed technical skills are essential to achieve organisational success. Yet technical skills alone are insufficient for teams to thrive. Team leaders and team members who invest in their EI development perform optimally because they communicate and collaborate effectively together; they are in tune and trust each other; they willingly delegate and build a culture of expansive thinking that incorporates contributions from the cleaner to the CEO.

Teams high in EI willingly set and achieve high targets. They are resilient and quickly bounce back from setbacks to produce gains in productivity that far exceeds the initial investment in their development. They value and acknowledge each other’s input so your people willingly give their best every day for the good of themselves, the organisation and the broader community. In our hyper-connected and complex world, developing the emotional intelligence of your people is critical to the performance of your organisation.

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The Being Profile is a world-first ontological tool that assesses the health of your relationship with 31 ways of being, such as courage and confidence, that are essential for success in every area of your life, and especially your leadership.

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Positive psychology is defined as the focus on what is right with people, including happiness, wellbeing, and human strengths. This suggests interventions based on positive psychology work to improve people’s wellbeing to create a happy, fulfilling and thriving life.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Our intelligence (IQ) might get us through school but it is our emotional intelligence or EQ that gets us through life. Unfortunately, for many of us, developing our emotional intelligence is something we ignore yet it is vital to so many areas of our life.

STRENGTHS

A strength is a pre-existing capacity for a particular way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is authentic and energising to the user, and enables optimal functioning, development and performance. Managing your strengths is critical in your performance.

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