EQ Has Twice The Power Of IQ To Predict Performance
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to use emotions effectively. Research has provided clear evidence that emotionally intelligent leaders, business owners, professionals, and others are more successful. Numerous studies explore the financial implications of emotional intelligence especially how higher EQ leaders produce more powerful business results. In Working With Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman reported that 80-90% of the competencies that differentiate top performers are in the domain of emotional intelligence. Emotions are part of human biology, they are chemicals that help regulate our minds and bodies, assisting us to cope with complexities of making decisions, interacting with people, and finding our way through life.
The Harvard Business Review, one of the most prestigious sources of business-best-practice, has released several articles on emotional intelligence. Their conclusion:
“Emotional intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is the key to professional success.”-Harvard Business Review
Emotions Drive People: People Drive Performance
We have formed an alliance with Six Seconds, the first and largest organization 100% dedicated to the development of emotional intelligence, in order to offer the best possible emotional intelligence training specifically to leaders, business owners, and professionals.
“Emotional Intelligence in my business is critical because we’re dealing with people. Without the emotional intelligence, you’re lost in the world.”
—Susan K., Franchise Business Owner, Virginia
By using a proprietary EQ Assessment tool, we’re able to measure a person’s EQ and to pinpoint areas of strength and weakness. We then raise EQ scores by using a training process that focuses on eight core competencies in three pursuits:
Pursuit 1: Know Yourself
1. Enhance Emotional Literacy
2. Recognize Patterns
Pursuit 2: Choose Yourself
3. Apply Consequential Thinking
4. Navigate Emotions
5. Engage Intrinsic Motivation
6. Exercise Optimism
Pursuit 3: Give Yourself
7. Increase Empathy
8. Pursue Noble Goals
Emotional Intelligence is a core skill-set, grounded in science, that underlies performance. These skills are learnable, measurable, and valuable for any individual and business.
“Emotional Intelligence can absolutely help you in your business to react more appropriately. It also helps you to better understand what your employees are doing, how they’re reacting, and where they’re coming from so you can better manage them.”
—Roger S., Franchise Business Owner, Texas
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Leaders around the globe are discovering how vital it is to raise EQ levels in themselves and those around them.
“No doubt emotional intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader.”—Jack Welch
The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence by Joshua Freedman, CEO of Six Seconds, provides numerous studies that are all consistent on the effectiveness and benefits of increasing EQ. Some of these benefits include:
- Increased leadership effectiveness
- Increased sales
- Improved relationships
- Increased customer retention
- Increased employee retention
- Increased employee engagement
- Increased productivity
While IQ and other factors are important, it’s clear that emotional intelligence is essential to optimal performance. Emotional intelligence is at the core of relationships, and the sales maxim that “relationships are everything”. EQ is more than twice as predictive of business performance than someone’s skill, knowledge, and expertise.
We can provide EQ training as a stand-alone program or as an adjunct to the Think. Focus. Act. Maximum Performance Process.
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