Emotional Intelligence Assessments

At The Coaching Project we believe that Emotional Intelligence remains one of the most under-rated skills in organisations today.  In over a decade of Coaching, our experience shows that EI is the single biggest determinant of success and the single biggest differentiation between average to good leadership and outstanding leadership.

Emotions are our Energy in Motion – they are what drive us – and emotions are contagious. Positive emotions radiate out resulting in high engagement, towards motivation and infectious vitality. Negative emotions can suck the lifeblood out of you and your team resulting in survival behaviours, presenteeism and apathy/impotence.

When you lose control of your emotions, your neural pathways get filled with the stress hormone cortisol blocking access to your pre-frontal cortex or Executive brain. Your Executive brain is the home of your higher human powers such as  meta-cognition, rationality, empathy and creativity. Thus losing access to it impacts self-awareness, problem-solving, communication, relationships, decision-making and so on. We revert to baser instincts and the negative impacts can be extremely wide-ranging.

Thus, as a team member and as a leader, your ability to recognise, understand and manage your own emotions as well as noticing, acknowledging and seeking to positively influence the emotions of others is vital to your team’s success.

Emotional Intelligence Assessments

The EQ-i 2.0/EQ360

To assess your Emotional Intelligence we use the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ360.  These are the first scientifically validated and most widely used Emotional Intelligence assessment tools in the world.    

The EQ-i 2.0 is an on–line self-assessment test comprising 133 questions.  The respondent answers according to how often each item applies to them with one of 5 possible answers ranging from “never/rarely” to “always/almost always.”  This only takes about 15 minutes to complete.

The resultant report provides an overall EQ score, a score for 5 composite scales – self-perception, self-expression, interpersonal relationships, decision making and stress tolerance and a score for 15 sub-scales as shown in the model.

It’s extremely comprehensive and is, in our view, one of the best psychometric tools on the market. 

In addition to the individual report there are: 

  • 360˚ versions highlighting how you see yourself compared to how your internal and external stakeholders perceive you. 
  • Leadership versions where your scores are compared to the top 50% of leaders on the database.
  • Team versions where you are mapped alongside your team to see how you perform as a group.
Emotional Intelligence

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Based on the Bar-On EQ-i model by Reuven Bar-On, copyright 1997.

Sample reports

To discuss developing emotional intelligence capabilities in your team and/or organisation please call 0845 164 5001 or e-mail info@thecoachingproject.co.uk.