What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence (EQ), as defined by Six Seconds, is a set of competencies that allows you to apply thinking and feeling to make optimal decisions. While many people have been taught to “leave their emotions at the door,” Six Seconds’ premise is that emotions are essential to effective decision making and motivation. If you use your EQ effectively you’ll be better able to
influence others, to communicate, and to stay focused on the critical path. This is why Harvard Business Review says emotional intelligence is “the key to professional success.”
Why is Emotional Intelligence Important to you as a Leader?
A leader’s job is to engage a team to do work beyond the capacity of any one individual. It is about enrolling people to utilize their full potential. When a leader is aware, authentic, environment where people can bring their best to the table. There is no formula for great leadership, no magical path to follow. A great leader makes her or his own path – one that is uniquely based on his or her own skills and attributes. You cannot imitate someone else’s style or use a prescribed set of behaviors. Instead you need to carefully assess yourself to know your own strengths and vulnerabilities, and move forward.
Our assessment reports will give insight to build and apply your EQ to improve leadership.
Enhance emotional literacy : to accurately identify and interpret both simple and compound feelings.
Recognize patterns : acknowledge frequently recurring reactions and behaviors.
Apply consequential thinking : evaluate the costs and benefits of your choices.
Navigate emotions : assess, harness and transform emotions as a strategic resource.
Engage intrinsic motivation : Gaining energy from personal values and commitments vs. being driven by external forces
Exercise optimism : Taking a proactive perspective of hope and possibility.
Increase empathy : Recognizing and responding appropriately to other people’s emotions
Pursue noble goals : connecting your daily choices with your overarching sense of purpose.