Awareness Builds Performance
Emotional intelligence (EQ) explains almost 60% of an individual’s job performance. The four EQ skills (self- awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management) are so embedded in everything we do and say each day that it’s no surprise they hold sway with job performance. The trick is that self-awareness, the first of the four EQ skills, is a critical first step to increasing EQ. It’s hard to choose a new course of action if you don’t even know it’s there.
Anyone can make major leaps in productivity by simply measuring her EQ and increasing those skills she needs the most. EQ tests are useful because people need an objective evaluation of their behavior. A scientifically—validated test paints a clear picture of an individual’s behavior—what they do and say each day.
When we released the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal® seven years ago, it rose quickly to become the world’s bestselling EQ test. It’s a fast, accurate and intuitive measure of EQ that is trusted by more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. But that’s not to say it cannot be improved. Earlier this year, we reached out to our very best clients—those who use the test the most and are intimately aware of its beauty and blemishes—to gather their wish lists. They told us what they would love to see the Appraisal® do, and their ideas were marvelous. We’ve been working diligently all year long to make these enhancements a reality, and today we’re proud to release the new Emotional Intelligence Appraisal®.
In addition to a new look and feel, the enhanced Appraisal® pinpoints the behaviors that bring your EQ score down the most, and shows you how to improve in these areas: