The World's Most Popular Emotional Intelligence Test

DV Weekend Pickup #58

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Emotional intelligence (EQ) might just be the key to your proverbial kingdom, no matter what "it" is.  EQ is your ability to empathize with others and understand your inner self in order to guide your behavior and relationships.  There has been much debate through the years between EQ vs IQ on which is more critical to your performance in the workplace.  Personally, I am heavy in the EQ camp...

"The link between EQ and earnings is so direct that every point increase in EQ adds $1300 to an annual salary."

...because the ability to navigate your emotions as well as other peoples on a daily basis only seems to be getting more and more vital.  The world is seemingly more social than ever before with more exposure than ever before.  Bradberry's overarching layout is easy to follow:

  1. Self-Awareness
  2. Self-Management
  3. Social Awareness
  4. Relationship Management

Each of the four sections comes with a 15-20 bullet point list of actionable strategies to help you raise your EQ.  If that isn't enough there's an online assessment that accompanies to help you benchmark your starting point.  I picked it up in the airport so I can vouch for it's quality as a travel read.  EQ has proven to be the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace and strongest driver of leadership.  This is simply a strategy playbook to help you raise the bar.

Crush the day!