Take This Quick and Effective Quiz to Immediately Know if You Lead with Emotional Intelligence

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I've written extensively about a critical work skill that, I feel, every person (not just managers) will need now and in the future to succeed: emotional intelligence (EQ).

I've advocated for and highlighted just about every useful approach and practical benefit that EQ brings to work and life, including, if you're interested:

It's such an important skill to develop that, last year, the World Economic Forum released a fascinating report
that called emotional intelligence one of the top 10 job skills required for future workers to thrive by 2020.

In 2011, a CareerBuilder survey
of more than 2,600 U.S. hiring managers and human resources professionals revealed that 71 percent valued emotional intelligence in an employee over a high IQ. This trend has increased since then.

But if you're in a managerial or leadership capacity of any sort, take note: EQ is even more important in gaining influence over your followers, and creating an atmosphere of trust that leads to results.

Famed psychologist Daniel Goleman, who ushered in the era of emotional intelligence as a household business commodity with his 1995 bestseller,
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

, states unequivocally:

The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It's not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but...they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. My research, along with other recent studies, clearly shows that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but he still won't make a great leader.

A Quick EQ Quiz

Annie McKee
, senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of
How to Be Happy at Work

and the bestseller
Primal Leadership

(with Daniel Goleman), developed a quiz to help leaders gain a deeper understanding of their own emotional intelligence.

McKee's quiz
rates leaders on five critical dimensions of EQ:

  • Emotional self-awareness
  • Positive outlook
  • Emotional self-control
  • Adaptability
  • Empathy

Upon closer inspection, I find (by my fair estimation) that this quiz can be easily adapted to non-leadership roles as well. Take your pick.

Here are the first five of the 25 self-assessment questions, as
published in Harvard Business Review

.

How would you describe yourself?

1. I understand the reasons for my feelings.

o Always

o Most of the time

o Frequently

o Sometimes

o Rarely

o Never

2. I understand how other people's experiences affect their feelings, thoughts, and behavior.

o Always

o Most of the time

o Frequently

o Sometimes

o Rarely

o Never

3. I understand my leadership strengths and weaknesses.

o Always

o Most of the time

o Frequently

o Sometimes

o Rarely

o Never

4. I see people as good and well-intentioned.

o Always

o Most of the time

o Frequently

o Sometimes

o Rarely

o Never

5. I look forward to the future.

o Always

o Most of the time

o Frequently

o Sometimes

o Rarely

o Never


Take the complete quiz on HBR

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