If you are anything like me, you were raised under the impression that there was one single number that dictated how successful you would be. That number is your intelligence quotient or IQ. That number is said to reveal how well we will do at solving problems, successfully performing tasks, and eventually becoming employed. For decades this is what many of us believed, and for those that either did not have access to the testing to get their IQ or had a “lower than average” IQ were left to wonder what they would do to be successful.
Then, in the 1990’s, all that of this changed. Daniel Goleman introduced a new way to look at intelligence. Rather than something that is assessed on a standardized test, Goleman looked at various ways that individuals were able to understand their own emotions as well as those around them. This became known as someone’s Emotional Quotient or EI/EQ.
While both IQ and EQ can prove beneficial in predicting specific skills, behaviors, and outcomes, it is essential to understand the different areas that are measured in each:
Research now shows that your EQ is a greater predictor of success than traditional IQ. Many of the clients we work with in coaching begin with taking the Eq-i 2.0, which is one of the best emotional intelligence assessments out there. We often take those Eq-i assessment results and then develop a plan to help the client increase her emotional intelligence. By increasing her EQ, the client increases her likelihood of both personal and professional success. If you’re interested in learning about this process and how it could fit in your life - contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also set up a complimentary coaching call to see what the process is like at http://www.baumanleadership.com/schedule/. Take the time to invest in yourself so you can see the results that you want!