Emotional intelligence (EI) reflects one’s overall well-being and ability to succeed in life. Emotional Intelligence (EI) can be measured by EQ (Emotional Quotient). 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.”
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. Research shows that an employee´s Emotional Intelligence has clear links not only to their own performance but also impacts everyone else around them. 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.
EI can be measured and developed with The Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQi2.0). The EQi2.0 is a valid and reliable instrument to measure Emotional Intelligence.
It is becoming increasingly clear that EQ-i2.0 skills are the foundation of high performing organizations and a recent study by the Human Capital Institute found that 3 out of 4 companies worldwide are using EQ-i2.0 in their HR practices. (HCI 2014)