Understanding Emotional Intelligence

Before we dive into the topic of emotional intelligence, let’s take a moment to consider how our emotions can impact our judgement and behavior on a daily basis.

Recall a time when you experienced what we’d traditionally term a “positive” emotion, such as happiness (or even complete elation). Maybe you achieve something in your personal or professional life: you started a new romantic relationship, visited a close friend you hadn’t seen in some time, or accomplished some big at the workplace. How did that positive emotion impact your behavior? How did it affect the way you interacted with other people, or the level of attention and focus you were able to bring to a given task?

Now, take a moment to consider the impact that a negative emotion had on you. Perhaps something frustrating happened at work. Maybe a colleague said something to you that rubbed you the wrong way. What occurred as a result? Did you respond in a way that you later regretted?

If we want to fully embrace the concept of emotional intelligence (EI), we have to understand first and foremost that it’s related to the way we recognize and acknowledge (or, in some cases, fail to recognize and acknowledge) the emotions that occur both within ourselves and in others. When we use emotional intelligence skills effectively, we can better navigate our relationships with our jobs, our coworkers, and — for that matter — with ourselves.

Emotions can either enhance or impair our decisions, our behavior and our performance.

No matter who you are, you’re bound to engage and interact with others on a daily basis. When we understand our emotions from moment to moment, we can better gauge the impact that our behavior will have on those around us. As we begin to develop greater emotional intelligence — that is, a greater ability to understand and adapt to our own emotions and the emotions of others — we’ll open the door to greater success in both our personal and professional lives.

The Genos Advantage

  1. Designed specifically for application in the workplace (rather than academic or clinical)
  2. Measures observable behaviors
  3. Designed for development including “before” and “after” measurements
  4. Recognizes and measures the link between EI and Employee Engagement
  5. Recognizes the context of the individual: Importance, familiarity, and consistency.
  6. Leader-specific and Individual Contributor-specific assessments
  7. Emotional Intelligence training programs included
  8. 24/7 support through Genos University

How Emotional Intelligence Can Make a Difference

There’s no doubt that certain hard skills are required for every job. In today’s world, however, emotional intelligence is essential to success in virtually every position in every company and organization worldwide. With improved emotional intelligence, comes an increase in leadership effectiveness and ability, flexibility across tasks, and overall compassion for co-workers.

The one constant in today’s workplace is change. Emotional intelligence helps us embrace these changes, rather than struggling with them. Individuals who participate in Genos International emotional intelligence assessments and training programs tend to form stronger partnerships, exert better emotional control, contribute to a more profitable and functional work environment, and have a more positive influence on those around them.

Emotional Intelligence

With greater emotional intelligence, understanding and recognizing our own emotional states will become second nature. This skill brings with it a number of benefits, both in your personal and professional life.

Emotions influence daily decision making. The better we understand how we feel — and the way that these feelings influence our behavior — the better we’ll perform in our professional roles. Managers, leaders, and business owners who have mastered the art of self-awareness experience greater personal satisfaction and professional success.

Genos Emotional Intelligence Assessments

Following years of works, Genos International developed emotional intelligence assessments that can monitor and measure the frequency, complexity, and nature of demonstrated emotional intelligence in the workplace. Using these assessments, improves communication and cooperation between team members in the organizations you serve. The Genos assessments are backed up by in-depth, associated analyzed studies. Assessment reports are practical, accessible and easy to read and facilitate customized Action Plans to put suggestions into practice right away.

The EI Academy makes the Genos Emotional Intelligence Technical Manual available to provide in depth information on all aspects of the psychometric properties detailed in the Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory. You’ll have access to a range of research documents and publications centered around our emotional intelligence assessment and development programs.

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