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Taking Flight with EQ

What is EQ?

Emotional intelligence, often referred to as EI or EQ, refers to the ability to perceive, recognize, evaluate, understand, and control our emotions. EQ allows us to choose how we think, feel, and act. Emotional Intelligence gives us the ability to manage our own emotions and positively influence the emotions of others. 

Why EQ Matters

While IQ is fairly stable throughout an individual’s adult life, EQ can be boosted through increased awareness and practice. IQ is often the ticket for admission to get schooling for a job. But EQ drives how successful someone will be at that job. 

Cumulated data from 40 studies looked at the personal traits and business success of more than 65,000 entrepreneurs. The studies considered EQ and cognitive performance, as well as measures of business success like revenue/profit, company growth, and company size. Researchers found that general mental ability explained 11 percent of entrepreneurial success, while Emotional Intelligence explained 89 percent. The data is clear: EQ is a powerful predictor and driver of success. 

The Taking Flight with EQ Profile combines two assessments into one report. First, individuals complete the Taking Flight Profile. (If they’ve already completed it, there’s no need to take it again.) Then, they complete a series of questions to assess their level of Emotional Intelligence. The report integrates the results so as to explain how someone with their style is likely to understand, manage, and leverage their emotions. 

The report includes a graph of the individual’s bird style (graph 3 of the Taking Flight Profile) and a series of scores that measure their level of Emotional Intelligence. They will receive a comprehensive score that captures their overall EQ. They also receive scores for each of the four Components of EQ, including: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. In addition, they get scores for each of the Talents that make up the four Components. 

For each EQ Component, individuals receive an explanation of what that Component looks like with high and low EQ based on their specific style. For example, someone with a Parrot/Dove style will discover how a Parrot/Dove looks with both high and low Self-Awareness. By including both the high and low aspect for each Component, individuals can see what they will be like at both an evolved and unevolved state. 

Finally, we know that coaches would surely personalize coaching questions to help turn insights gained in the report into an improvement plan. Through dynamic action planning, we bring a coach’s mindset to action planning. Each report contains a series of action planning questions specifically selected based on the individual’s style. So, while an Eagle may be asked questions to help them increase emotional clarity and empathy, a Dove may be asked questions to help them boost confidence and increase influence. 

Take Flight with EQ Brochure

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