Social & Emotional Intelligence?
Social & Emotional Intelligence is a form of intelligence that drives our success in work and in life and in our relationships with others. While the concept of social and emotional intelligence is starting to become more widely understood, many are still somewhat unsure of exactly what it is and how it can add to their success on the job and in their personal lives.
Social and emotional intelligence is about being aware of ourselves and others, in the moment, and using that awareness to manage ourselves (our behavior, our responses to stressful or challenging situations), and manage our relationships with others.
The truth is, the most successful people in work and in life have the ability to manage themselves and manage their relationships with others.
Social and emotional intelligence (S+EI or sometimes referred to as EI or EQ) encompasses many skill sets including
- Stress Management
- Managing Conflict Productively
- Powerful Influencing Skills
- Catalyzing Change
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Building Trust
- and much more. . .
Unfortunately, we see it most when it’s lacking – think of the boss who explodes when a deadline is missed, or the co-worker whom no one trusts. These people are limited by their lack of S+EI skills.
The good news?
S+EI can be learned and strengthened throughout our lives.
It’s never too late to add these essential skills to your career strategy, and research concludes the fastest way to enhance your S+EI skills is through coaching.
How is Social & Emotional Intelligence Measured?
The Social & Emotional Intelligence Profile (SEIP)™ is the most comprehensive social and emotional intelligence assessment instrument on the market today, measuring 26 distinct social and emotional intelligence competencies. Now people can instantly see their strengths and potential vulnerabilities when it comes to social and emotional intelligence. The SEIP™ is available as a self-assessment electronically via the web, as well as in a paper and pencil booklet version, complete with practical suggestions on how an individual can strengthen and enhance his/her social and emotional intelligence. The SEIP™ is also available in a 360 version in which an individual’s supervisor, peers, direct reports and others can provide anonymous, confidential feedback to the individual in order to help them become more aware of how they are perceived by others and their impact on others.
There are 3 different versions of the SEIP:
This is an excellent tool for professionals who want to enhance their skills or managers who values an employee’s work and knows there are skill areas that need to be addressed. It can also be done in a team, using the 360 version to get better results across the board.
Individuals wanting to address areas of need in their personal growth (recognized or unrecognized), benefit greatly from this tool. The assessment pin points areas that are limiting their success in relationships, work or life goals and fulfillment.
Excellent tool for teens to identify the areas of social & emotional intelligence that are under-developed. Working on these areas in concrete ways with a coach can help a teen start life on the right foot and be more successful in work and life.
For more information and to learn
how to use this in your life, contact Dale.