To grow profits, you must grow people.  Well, not in the Petri dish sense of the word, but rather, growing their skills, abilities and confidence in their role.  To measure and create growth it’s important to know where you are starting from.  As a Multi Health Systems, Inc. certified Emotional Intelligence consultant, I am uniquely qualified to help you and your team understand strengths to build on and areas of weaknesses that will sabotage success inspite of solid skills.

As the EQ-i 2.0® measures emotional intelligence (EI), it’s important to consider what EI is, what it measures, and how is can impact people and the workplace. Emotional intelligence is defined as “a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.”

 Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) reflects one’s overall wellbeing and ability to succeed in life which is why I have chosen to use this tool in my quest to grow people and profits.

Why is EI important?

While emotional intelligence isn’t the sole predictor of human performance and development potential, it is proven to be a key indicator in these areas. Emotional intelligence is also not a static factor — to the contrary, one’s emotional intelligence can change over time and can be developed in targeted areas.

Employee Development

The EQ-i 2.0 measures the interaction between a person and the environment he/she operates in. Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence can help establish the need for targeted development programs and measures. This, in turn, can lead to dramatic increases in the person’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential. The development potentials the EQ-i 2.0 identifies, along with the targeted strategies it provides, make it a highly effective employee development tool.

Recruitment & Retention

The EQ-i 2.0 is versatile in workplace environments and can be used by employers — via HR and OD consultants, psychologists, or EQ-i 2.0 certified professionals — as a screening tool in hiring, leading to the selection of emotionally intelligent, emotionally healthy, and the most-likely successful employees. Supplemented by other sources of information, such as interviews, the EQ-i 2.0 can make the recruitment and selection process more reliable and efficient. A sound recruiting process leads to higher retention rates and reduced turnover which can result in significant cost savings, improved employee effectiveness and increased morale.

The top 5 Emotional Intelligence attributes in business overall are:

  1. Self-Actualization
  2. Optimism
  3. Stress Tolerance
  4. Happiness
  5. Assertiveness

I have many “top 5” categories that will help you identify the attributes you are looking for in people you hire and promote.

The top 5 for business managers are:

  1. Optimism
  2. Happiness
  3. Self-Regard
  4. Stress-Tolerance
  5. Self-Actualization

Want to find out where you or your team stand?  Click to schedule a call to set up your EQi assessment: Schedule a Phone Meeting with Merit