On the Business Case for EQ page we explained the difference EQ makes in the average performance in organisations. At the Leadership Team level, where high levels of IQ and experience are a given, EQ is the absolute differentiator for success. The correlation is clear, the higher one progresses in an organisation the greater the importance of EQ.
From a career planning perspective this has clear implications – EQ Levels are a major factor in rate of career progression to leadership levels. This has become widely accepted, and most business schools now include EQ training in their MBA Programmes. For would-be leaders in organisations it is important to ensure that EQ skills develop in parallel with more general Leadership skills, and this is where EQ Training comes in. A good EQ training programme will allow you to assess your EQ on-line, identify strengths and weaknesses, suggest strategies for new behaviours and provide tools for monitoring your progress.
Our work for the last 20 years has been Leadership Development with the aim of improving Employee Engagement and thereby Individual, Team and Organisational Performance. Over this period EQ has evolved to become an explicit workstream in many of our engagements, to the point where we consider it to be The Heart of Leadership. And we have selected TalentSmart as the most flexible and cost-effective toolkit for organisations of different sizes to develop the EQ skills of their future leaders at all levels.
We now have a dedicated EQ Team able to support organisations in the UK and Europe wishing to use TalentSmart products and services.