Emotional Intelligence

Measuring Emotional Intelligence for Employee Development

Emotional intelligence (known as EI or EQ) impacts everything in the workplace:

  • EQ-i 2.0 ModelIndividual performance and development potential
  • Individual self-awareness, social skills, and the capacity to feel empathy
  • Interpersonal relationships, decision-making, and stress management

Many managers are realizing that the key to building a thriving, successful team begins with understanding, fostering, and developing the EQ of their employees. We work with organizations to do this using a tool called the Emotional Quotient Inventory, or the EQ-i 2.0 assessment.


The EQ-i 2.0 defines emotional intelligence as “a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.”


The EQ-i 2.0 Assessment Components

Using the Assessment in Your Workplace

The EQ-i 2.0 Assessment includes several components and reports designed to serve different needs within your organization. Upward Solutions will guide you through utilizing the assessment to provide more targeted professional development, setting and developing strategies to meet leadership benchmarks, and taking your leadership growth to the next level.


The Assessment Questions

The EQ-i 2.0 questions measure the interaction between each of your employees and the environment he or she operates in, serving as a starting point for understanding and assessing that employee’s EI. You are then better able to predict their professional development needs, help them reach their full potential, and strengthen the resilience of your organization.


The Leadership Report

Leadership Report

This report examines results through four key dimensions—Authenticity, Coaching, Insight, and Innovation—and compares them to clearly defined leadership benchmarks. The report also provides strategies for development with the aim to attain true leadership potential.

Download and view a sample Leadership Report.


EQ 360 for Leaders

Leadership EQ 360

This report takes the Leadership Report to the next level, allowing input on a leader’s emotional intelligence from peers, direct reports, managers, and even family members. This is the ultimate way to help a leader see where they can make the biggest impact with their current strengths and gives them a focused strategy for developing EI in key areas that will help them excel.

Download and view a sample Leadership EQ 360 Report. 


Let’s Talk About EI

We’re here to help you understand how to utilize EI and the EQ-i 2.0 Assessment in your workplace. Send us a message using the form below.