About Emotional Intelligence
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to recognize one’s own emotions and those of others. In other words, you can identify different feelings and appropriately label them. You then use this knowledge to guide thinking and behavior, such as decision-making. Further, you manage emotions to adapt to environments and relate to others.
The BlueEQTM Core Logic
The BlueEQTM core logic increases EQ to create higher psychological safety. This leads to greater career and business impact. We are the only company that has successfully taken this quantitative and measurable approach to emotional intelligence. Moreover, our core logic is systemic throughout our assessments, workshops, coaching and consulting engagements.
As a result, it just works.
Psychological safety is a shared belief that it’s safe to discuss ideas, experiment, take risks, give feedback, and learn from mistakes. Psychological safety fosters higher levels of innovation, creativity, engagement and job satisfaction.
Emotional Intelligence Enables Psychological Safety
BlueEQ’s Assessment enables an accurate rating of your leaders’ ability to create a climate of psychological safety for team members. Psychological safety is a workplace climate that allows teammates to take risks and learn from mistakes.
When a workplace is not psychologically safe, teammates tend to keep ideas to themselves. They withhold candid feedback, and because they fear ridicule or feel job security may be threatened, they operate in self-preservation mode. This counter-productive mindset undermines productivity and success.
Does this sound familiar to you? With what kind of emotional intelligence expertise do you currently lead? Take this assessment and find out!
Emotional Intelligence Enables Psychological Safety
The EQ Assessment with the Highest Validation Scores
When taking an Emotional Intelligence Assessment, it is important to verify score validity. For this reason, BlueEQ’s Emotional Intelligence Assessment has, by far the highest validation scores in the industry.
Emotional Intelligence Assessment
The BlueEQ™ Emotional Intelligence Assessment
After years of research and testing, the team of researchers at BlueEQ™ created a robust emotional intelligence test consisting of 150 questions that assesses both strengths and weaknesses in 5 Emotional Intelligence Skills and 25 specific EQ dimensions.
The BlueEQ™ Assessment is a reliable and valid tool that accurately measures emotional intelligence. Further, it provides practical application for personal growth and career development. From seasoned professionals to new managers and entry-level employees, everyone benefits from understanding and improving emotional intelligence competencies.
The Most Powerful EQ Assessment for Leadership
It would be wise for all organization to assess the emotional intelligence of their leaders. After all, your leaders set the tone for collaboration and productivity. To what extent does emotional intelligence impact leadership? Many of us may attribute charisma or technical proficiency to successful team leadership. In reality, research points to EQ as the #1 trait of leaders who inspire teammates to engage fully and execute superior business impact. According to Google’s Aristotle project, the key characteristic distinguishing successful teams is psychological safety.
Emotional Intelligence Workshops
Emotional Intelligence is the #1 Predictor of Success
Increase your organization’s emotional intelligence and learn how to use EQ to accelerate business results by joining us for a public session of the BlueEQTM Texas Mastery Workshop. This workshop is specifically designed with rigorous skill-building exercises to increase the 5 EQ skills: Self-awareness, Self-regard, Self-control, Social Perception, and Social Effectiveness.
This highly interactive workshop provides executives and managers the tools needed to create a psychologically safe zone within their organization.
In due time, you will have the opportunity to:
- Accurately measure your 5 emotional intelligence (EQ) skills and 25 EQ dimensions
- Recognize the emotional intelligence principles that make employees passionate and engaged
- Learn practical strategies that develop muscle memory for sustained behavioral change and business impact
- Measure your team’s level of trust (what we call psychological safety)
- Help your leadership build a zone of workplace psychological safety which has been found by many studies to increase creativity, innovation, energy, accuracy, and retention within your organization.
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Emotional Intelligence Webinars
How psychologically safe is your workplace presently? How do you effectively measure it?
Find out how the emotional intelligence of your leaders and contributors can create a psychological safe culture where innovation thrives. Register for a Webinar today!
We invite you to take 45 minutes out of your schedule to participate in this career-changing webinar. Our experts discuss how BlueEQ’s unique approach to emotional intelligence strengthens job performance and leadership effectiveness.
- What is emotional intelligence (EQ) and why does it matter?
- How leaders with high EQ establish psychological safety zones that enhance innovation, engagement, and performance
- Why emotional intelligence is foundational for leaders
- How to create sustainable behavioral change
Make a lifelong change. Join one of our upcoming webinars!
Emotional Intelligence On-Site Training
Revolutionize Your Organization’s Leadership Capabilities in 30-90 Days.
Our on-site BlueEQTM Mastery Workshop will increase your organization’s emotional intelligence and accelerate business objectives by facilitating a psychologically safe atmosphere to innovate, be challenged, and excel. Accordingly, this workshop is designed with rigorous skill-building exercises to increase self-awareness, self-regard, self-control, social perception, and social effectiveness.
The program begins with the Best-in-Class BlueEQ Assessment. First, it breaks down emotional intelligence into 5 skills and 25 dimensions. Then it targets areas of strength and areas of improvement as an initial baseline. After our interactive trainings, participants will put specific action items into practice during a 30-day to 90-day period. Finally, at the end of that period, participants will retest to measure changes in emotional intelligence and behavior. Essentially, this is the i4PTM process.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Recognize the emotional intelligence principles that foster employee enthusiasm and engagement.
- Understand the direct link between emotional intelligence and brand lift.
- Measure your team’s level of psychological safety.
- Build workplace psychological safety to further increase creativity, innovation, energy, accuracy, and retention within your organization.
With this in mind, research shows that psychological safety is the number-one factor in having a team success.
Higher emotional intelligence creates a culture where it is safe to:
- Discuss Ideas
- Take Risks
- Give Feedback
- Learn from Mistakes
Ultimately, the BlueEQTM Mastery Workshop increases emotional intelligence to create greater psychological safety that fosters innovation, creativity, engagement, and job satisfaction.
How Does it Work
How Does BlueEQ™ Work
In brief BlueEQTM includes five skills. Each skill comprises five dimensions. To improve a skill, participants focus on developing the dimensions within that skill. For each skill and dimension, BlueEQ generates a score as an average rating for a set of questions. This comprehensive approach allows the participant to identify and isolate behaviors and skills in very specific ways. Once areas of weakness and blind spots are identified, participants can develop a plan for improvement.
The BlueEQ™ Profile
The BlueEQTM Profile is a 35-page detailed analysis of each participant’s results. The profile is remarkably easy to understand as well as implement. Below is a sample of the BlueEQTM color map showing results. Designated colors represent skills and dimensions that are categorized as risk factors, limiting factors, growth factors, strength factors, or success factors. In one graphic, the participant quickly identifies those areas in which improvement benefits them greatest.
The BlueEQ™ Skills and Dimension Profiles
Each BlueEQTM skill and dimension is broken down into its own profile. The profile clarifies the status of the score in a color-coded bar. The profile also includes a definition of the skill or dimension, the characteristics of high scores and low scores, tips and techniques, and what makes it consequential for the participant.
Personal Development Plan
Participants have access to the The i4PTM personal development plan helps participants identify the skills and behaviors they wish to improve. In addition, this innovative development plan provides a systematic approach to ensure the highest levels of success. Participants are strongly encouraged to include either a peer mentor or a coach to assist them with their plan.
Teams that operate with psychological safety share the belief that it is acceptable, even beneficial, to take those reasonable risks required to make the next breakthrough. Psychologically safe climates are ones where it is safe to make mistakes and invite feedback about making improvements. Ideally, we use experience to learn and challenge the status quo.
The PS16TM survey consists of 16 itemized questions that employees answer. Similar to a 360-style survey and in order to obtain an accurate snapshot of psychological safety levels in a particular work zone, it is important that enough team members participate.
Contact us to implement PS16TM in your organization.
All items in the PS16TM survey fall into 4 specific categories: Learner Safety, Challenger Safety, Collaborator Safety, and Inclusion Safety. The results provide an overview of how well your organization performs in each category. Additionally, the survey breaks down each of the 16 items to portray a granular view, helping you identify areas where your organization is strong as well as where your organization needs improvement.
Psychological Safety Benefits
Teams thrive when a climate of psychological safety is at work. We call it a Blue Zone. Google’s Aristotle Project recently confirmed our research after 2 years of studying 180 work teams. All aspects of these teams were closely measured (e.g. technical skills, demographic information, levels of collaboration, etc.). They found that, by far, psychological safety was the best indicator of the team’s success in accomplishing their objectives.
Leaders and organizations that go without assessing their organization’s psychological safety have inherent blind spots. Dissatisfied employees in environments that are not psychologically safe hesitate to speak up about their concerns. Teams can go on like this for years. Consequently, it often requires an anonymous survey such as this to identify where problems exist and, even more, to convince management to take action.
Psychological Safety is a Product of a Leader’s Emotional Intelligence
It is important to remember that psychological safety does not simply happen when a leader commits to being a ‘nice person.’ A climate of psychological safety is a product of a leader’s emotional intelligence skillset. Psychological safety is important but is not the “silver bullet” to productivity. Amy Edmondson at Harvard points out: psychological safety without accountability is a comfort zone, while psychological safety with accountability is a learning zone. Leaders must master the EQ skills that lead to both psychological safety and accountability.
For this reason, the BlueEQTM Emotional Intelligence Assessment and PS16TM go hand-in-hand. We recommend that your executive team assess individual EQ after discovering psychological safety weak spots.
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