Now that we’ve reviewed DISC, the science of observable human behavior, and Driving Forces, the “why” that propels us into action, we’re going to explore Emotional Intelligence, which is also often referred to as EQ or “Emotional Quotient.”
Emotional Intelligence is a quality that people possess at a root-level that can impact our ability to use our skills or talents to be effective. Another way to say this is, a person’s ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power of emotions to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity.
Our emotions are a significant part of our whole selves as human beings and in order to truly understand ourselves, we must be aware of what we are feeling. Harnessing our emotions, motivating ourselves and understanding and influencing the emotions of others are also key indicators of effectiveness at work and in life.
Our EQ assessment measures your level of development in five key areas that fall into two categories: 1) self and 2) others:
Emotional Intelligence - Self:
What goes on inside of you as you experience day-to-day events.
Emotional Intelligence - Others:
What goes on between you and others.
Over the next few weeks, we will be going over each of these five areas in more depth.