THE EMOTIONAL EDGE
How Good leaders become epic leaders
EQ, THE KEY TO THE LIFE & Impact YOU WANT
Most people think IQ is the best predictor of success but that’s simply not true. You can be a god-like genius but if you don’t know how to manage your thoughts and internal dialogue you’ll hold yourself back.
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a skill or a set of skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way that helps us achieve our goals.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS THE BEST PREDICTOR OF LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
Leaders often feel compelled to shoulder the responsibility for the achievement of a strategic vision. When pressure mounts, leaders tend to focus more on achievement at the expense of their well-being. An emotionally effective leader isn’t controlled by their emotions and has greater Stress Tolerance and Optimism, both of which help leaders refocus attention and manage competing priorities.
A leader with a high EQ uses Emotional Self-Awareness to gauge emotional reactions to unfeasible demands, which serves as a trigger to adopt a more efficient/streamlinedschedule. Their Reality Testing skills, keeps work in perspective and maintains an objective view of schedules and obligations – a prerequisite in prioritising importance and tackling obligations in order of impact on goals.
Emotionally effective leaders harness the full power of delegation; leveraging Interpersonal Relationships, they identify those who have capacity or those who need exposure and development in a particular task, and use Flexibility to ensure a fair distribution of work.
Higher EQ improves emotional Flexibility, allowing for changing perspectives which leads to higher degrees of Optimism. Higher optimism makes a leader more effective at Problem Solving, creating multifaceted plans to address tasks and mitigate strain.
The emotionally aware leader is an ultra-influencer with a deep understanding of emotional drivers and a greater range of Emotional Expression. They articulate passion appropriately, leveraging enhanced Interpersonal Relationships and Empathy,to improve morale and engagement, whilst also respecting boundaries, so no one’s quality of life suffers.
A greater understanding of Independence and Self- Actualisation means EQ leaders are well-rounded. They indulge in their passions and interests because they know holistic and alternative views emerge from Social Responsibility and participating in community engagements.
A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH
A Level 7, EQ assessment is underpinned by MHS EQ-i 2.0 – the first scientifically validated measure of Emotional Intelligence, which makes this psychometric assessment accurate, robust and dependable, in both the selecting and developing of leaders.
The greater the degree of leadership, the more relationships and influence become important. It’s our EQ, not IQ, that is a greater predictor of our ability to inspire, motivate, guide, persuade, and communicate, in a way that’s ’heard’ rather than just ‘listened to’.
Our leadership potential is predicated by our own emotional intelligence (EQ). As a leaders, if we do not understand our team’s motivations and feelings, we will never be able to establish an optimally-functioning team or organisation.
The assessment features one overarching EI score, broken down into 15 subscales. Grouped into 5 composite scores, each measuring a distinct aspect of emotional and leadership functioning.
Four Dimensions of Leadership, Improved Performance and Impact.
A leader who embodies the competencies of Authenticity, Coaching, Insight and Innovation, is more likely to increase work satisfaction, create trust, and foster organisational commitment and loyalty.
Assessing and evaluating an individual’s emotional intelligence establishes the need for targeted development and measures. This leads to dramatic increases in an individual’s performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential.
Compare results to exceptional leaders
The gold bar on top of results is the Leadership Bar. This bar represents the range of scores of top performing leaders.
Easily see leadership areas that need focus and attention.