Assessing for Emotional Intelligence

Competence, technical skills, integrity and determination are traits most people would agree are important for leadership. But what about self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills? Daniel Goleman, author of numerous books and articles on emotional intelligence, including his seminal work Emotional Intelligence (1995), believes these “softer skill” traits, which are associated with emotional intelligence (EI), are equally important for leaders. In fact, some would argue that emotional intelligence, as opposed to cognitive ability, is the key to successful leadership performance.
Analyze the use of assessments of emotional intelligence in evaluating the potential of individuals for senior leadership positions. Then, select three specific assessments of emotional intelligence (do not select the EISA). Review and evaluate each assessment instrument.

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