Are you getting the feedback you expect from your team leader or your boss?
Do you feel you are communicating as best as you can?
Are you expressing yourself with just the right amount of assertiveness and empathy?
Research carried out by the Carnegie Institute of Technology shows that 85 percent of your financial success is due to “human engineering” – your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Only 15 percent is due to technical knowledge.
While it is true that cognitive ability is a good predictor of job performance, training success, problem solving and learning ability; by itself, it does not guarantee that you will stand out and rise above everyone else.
Nobel Prize winning psychologist, Daniel Kahneman, found that people would rather do business with a person they like and trust, than some-one they don’t; even if the likeable person is offering a lower quality product or service at a higher price.
To make a real difference you need to connect with people, showing them your qualities of emotional intelligence. This means demonstrating your qualities of likeability, such as self-awareness, self-expression, empathy and stress-tolerance when you interact with them.
Research carried out by prominent neuroscientists show that it is possible to improve both academic and emotional social abilities. With this in mind, instead of focussing exclusively on your conventional intelligience quotient, you should make an investment in strengthening your emotional intelligence.
To find out what you can improve on in any areas of your communication and emotional intelligence, a well-validated assessment is required. Assessments that give a basis for starting this potential development are extremely useful. They are not meant to label your personality or ability, but rather to serve as a guide to help you on the road to improvement and success. They are the starting point for developing greater insight into yourself and your relationships with those you work with, and those you mix with socially.
The EQ-i2.0 is an excellent assessment questionnaire. I am launching a practical approach to assess your EQ and provide an affordable and convenient programme to develop your EQ. This offering includes both an on-line assessment, as well as one-on-one coaching via videoconferencing using tools such as Face-time or Skype.
You will be given an exlusive, personalised intervention based on your assessment and requirement and an unique opportunity to grow extensively. This combination of on-line assessment and virtual-coaching can be a valuable adjunct to your successful career path.