by Scott

April 2, 2020

The EQ-i 2.0 psychometric assessment remains the world's most rigorously tested, most trusted and only scientifically validated Emotional Intelligence psychometric assessment.

Executive Coaching programmes with Scott Watson are often underpinned with the EQ-i 2.0 psychometric assessment so that an accurate view of the leader's ability to manage self as well as lead others can be established.  The 15 specific EQ Competencies within the system are detailed below alongside a brief overview of each competency.

Despite popular (misguided) belief, possessing a 'High' level of Emotional Intelligence, doesn't necessarily result in you being a more effective leader, business owner, or even happier human being.  The value is not in a basic 'High Score', but in balance across each competency so that you develop a more well-rounded Emotional Intelligence.

For example, if you completed the EQ-i 2.0 assessment and you scored High on Assertiveness and Low on Impulse Control and Empathy, what might your communication be like for those around you?  Consider colleagues, peers, direct reports, suppliers, and even the people you love the most?

The possibility that your excessive assertiveness partnered with an inability to manage your emotional impulses result in empathy being completely overlooked, disregarded or ignored. We should perhaps always maintain an awareness of the impact of how we communicate, and this is especially important during uncertain or emotionally turbulent times when emotions can become heightened and more challenging to manage and monitor.

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