If you want to increase your personal effectiveness and improve your relationships, you will benefit from developing and strengthening your EQ.*
"Emotions drive people, and people drive performance."
Research has demonstrated that EQ has twice the power of IQ to predict performance. Studies correlate high EQ in executives and managers with better teamwork, reduced employee turnover, higher sales, increased client satisfaction, customer retention and higher profits.
High EQ also correlates strongly with success in many life outcomes, such as health, relationship quality, quality of life, and personal effectiveness.
EQ coaching programs are three to six-month engagements that begin with a self-assessment. The assessment can include a "360" to incorporate feedback from significant people in your life. Depending on the areas you want to develop, working with a coach can strengthen any of the following competencies:
- Self-awareness (including pattern recognition, self-confidence, sense of purpose)
- Self-management (including self-control, initiative and optimism)
- Social awareness (reading others’ cues and picking up group dynamics)
- Relationship management (influencing and collaborating with others, handling conflict and managing change)
"Emotional intelligence refers to an ability to recognize the meanings of emotion and their relationships, and to reason and problem-solve on the basis of them. Emotional intelligence is involved in the capacity to perceive emotions, assimilate emotion-related feelings, understand the information of those emotions, and manage them." ("Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligence." Intelligence, 1999.)