“Intelligence is becoming a commodity, but what is rare is emotional intelligence. Never be afraid of going to your peers or bosses to suggest some changes, never be afraid to dare, to play the game or hiring the one who is smarter than you. You decide each day which kind of person you want to be. We can care and dare, they are not in opposition and you can have both. Don’t get stuck in some old practice just because that’s the way it has always been. Wipe it off, there’s always an opportunity to do better!”
– Ilham Kadri, CEO Solvay
What is emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence is 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.
Why it matters?
Emotional Intelligence is proven to be a key indicator of human performance and development. People higher in Emotional Intelligence communicate effectively, form strong relationships, and create powerful coping strategies. Emotional Intelligence can be measured – more accessibly and less controversially than IQ – and unlike IQ, it can be substantially strengthened and developed.
How to get started to (further) build Emotional Intelligence in your organisation?
The Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 (EQ-i 2.0) is the first scientifically validated Emotional Intelligence tool in the world. It measures an individual’s emotional intelligence based on assessing a 133 question self-assessment that explores the frequency and role that sixteen different elements of emotional well-being play in your life.
Through extensive research, the areas of self-perception, self-expression, interpersonal, decision making, and stress management related behavior, make up the key dimensions of this assessment.
B15 is certified to use this scientific tool and we apply it during projects with a focus to increase organisational, team effectiveness, develop leaders and high potentials and interventions to select and hire the right people.
Key features of the EQ-i 2.0 assessment tool:
- A Total Emotional Intelligence score with 5 composite scores measuring 5 distinct aspects of emotional and social functioning.
- 15 Sub-scales that hone in on Emotional Intelligence skills critical to workplace success.
- A Well-Being Indicator that measures the level of happiness; resulting in additional development opportunities.
The EQ-i 2.0 model