These hallmarks of a true leader can be learned. Pay particular attention to any question with a rating of less than 4. Again, this is helpful information and guides you as you develop personal goals. It will point out to you those facets of Emotional Intelligence in which you have opportunity for improvement. Examining our own behavior is crucial, but while most of us know our own strengths and weaknesses reasonably well, there are countless little things of which we are often unaware. Interpreting the Score Your score on each of the six facets will fall somewhere between 5 and 25 points.
Perhaps some people believe that you do need work in that area. One of the keys to becoming a true leader is emotional intelligence. Setting Personal Goals Based on the assessment you performed on yourself and the feedback you obtained from others, what three goals would you most like to concentrate on for your personal and professional leadership development as they pertain to Emotional Intelligence? These hallmarks of a true leader can be learned. The checklist on page 10 will assist you in obtaining feedback. The further it is under 4, the greater the need for work in that area. Your overall Emotional Intelligence will improve as you work on that particular area.
This chapter will help you assess your Emotional Intelligence and then target areas where it can be strengthened. Using Your Leadership Assessment Checklist Results Calculate an average score on each question by averaging all responses on each of the 20 questions. Before you can identify what you need to improve, however, you must know where you are now. It concludes with several practical suggestions. Circle any facet where your score was below 20: this indicates an area that you can improve.
Goals for Personal and Professional Leadership Development. In addition, examine individual questions from individual raters where you scored lower than 4. For example, if you received five completed checklists, calculate an average for the five on Question 1, Question 2, etc. Effective leaders are generally high in all six areas. Assessing Emotional Intelligence Assessing Emotional Intelligence Emily A.
Give copies of the checklist to peers and associates, employees, friends, supervisors, your mentor, and to anyone else who can provide a snapshot of your behavior to help increase your self-awareness. Obtaining Feedback from Others Other people have much to teach us about ourselves. Hearing the observations of others with whom we interact will increase our self-awareness. One of the keys to becoming a true leader is emotional intelligence. The checklists that follow have been used quite successfully with leaders who are engaged in the developmental processes of coaching and training in order to improve leadership.
If you want your career and your relationships to soar, think of this booklet as a workbook, and make a commitment to do something to improve your weaknesses each day. Includes best practices on how to enhance self-confidence, empathy, self-control, and other important emotional competencies. They are valuable personal tools for managers seeking to gain an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in the area of Emotional Intelligence in order to chart a course for personal improvement and business success. This guide covers the critical emotional qualities that can have a greater impact on success than general intellectual intelligence. Circle those questions; a rating of 3 is average, but if you have Emotional Intelligence, you are above average. Read the rest of this book and resolve especially to practice the ideas listed in the chapter devoted to it. This little book provides a simple assessment an affordable take away and practical suggestions of activities for improvement.
Make this a personal developmental goal for your own career. Make sure they have a place to return this easily and anonymously, and give them a deadline date. Copyright © 2014 by Emily A. Other opportunities for improvement can be found in any individual question from the checklist on which you scored a 4 or below. Write those on the following page. They can, however, judge us fairly accurately in terms of social and leadership skills. Certainly other resources and information must be utilized, but it is an amazing concentrated source of information.
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