How to Use the EQ-i 2.0
When I was certified in the EQ-i by Dr. Reuvan Bar-On and Dr. Steve Stein in 1997, I was working at the New York Times as an internal HR consultant with a focus on professional development and performance management. For 10 years at the Times, I offered the EQ-i as part of emotional intelligence training and development. This gave me an opportunity to become familiar with the report and to design a debrief process which identifies develomental objectives.
Ten years later I established E.I. Assessments, LLC in 2007, and soon discovered that many companies and organizations already understood and appreciated the connections between emotional intelligence, executive development and inclusive leadership. One of the first executive development opportunities I had was working with the front offices of a dozen Major League Baseball teams to apply the EQ-i in support of their diversity and inclusive leadership initiatives.
Every company would like to have leaders and staff who are effective listeners, clear communicators and collaborative problem solvers. All of these characteristics involve emotional intelligence skills. If you need any more evidence regarding the necessity of these skills for all professionals, then I refer you the HBR article, Why Young Bankers, Lawyers, and Consultants Need Emotional Intelligence.