We all want to be successful at work whether it be moving into a new position, an entirely new career or continuing to thrive in our current role. In the past, we believed that book smarts and talent were the key to success. We now know that while IQ certainly plays a part in success, EQ (emotional intelligence) is an equally important part of the equation.
In this article by Sarah Chang, she tells us “why emotional intelligence is so critical in the workplace, and—most importantly—what you can do to improve yours.”
I’ve chosen to become certified in administering the EQ-i 2.0 assessment as I believe it is an extremely useful instrument for professional and personal development. This validated and reliable assessment measures emotional and social intelligence and is an excellent way to get a picture of how you operate emotionally, your areas of strength and potential areas for development.
There are many ways to develop your EQ competencies. If you’re interested in learning more, reach out to me!