Emotional Intelligence™ (a.k.a. EQ) is a way of recognizing, understanding and choosing how we think, feel and act (learn about EQ Assessments). It is the capacity to get optimal results from your relationships with yourself and others – the intelligent use of our emotions. Emotions drive 95% of our decisions, according to studies, including a Harvard one in 2016. How effective is a person in managing relationships, managing their emotions, understanding other people’s emotions, and motivating themselves?
Research suggests EQ is responsible for the majority of the success in our lives. That is because success is correlated with collaborating with people to get buy-in on taking action together. And, getting buy-in happens mostly, 95%, through emotions.
EQ is a different way of being smart
EQ looks at personal qualities such as empathy, emotional self-control, adaptability, and persuasiveness.
Studies by different experts have shown that IQ takes the second position behind EQ (emotional intelligence) in determining job performance. When IQ test scores are correlated with how well people perform in their careers, the highest estimate of how much difference IQ accounts for is about 25%. Some studies point to IQ being responsible for as little as 4% of job success!
IQ is the baseline. You need IQ to get the job, but you need EQ to keep the job. HOW you do the job – your Emotional Intelligence™ – and the other factors you bring to your work determine your performance.
Although IQ may be increased slightly, EQ can be learned and increased significantly. Milestones, Inc. offers an online assessment to measure a person’s abilities in the various aspects of Emotional Intelligence™. Our EQ program is one of the best available, grounded in the latest evidence-based research. It based in the arts and sciences of integral thinking, brain research, mindfulness, physics, human development, and the dynamics of teams and culture.