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What is Business Emotional Intelligence?

Business Emotional Intelligence is a practical, work based approach to Emotional Intelligence that helps individuals and teams understand why people behave the way they do and how to maximise their engagement with, and performance at, work.

It is an exciting advance in our understanding of how the management of critical emotions and behaviours are linked to the success of leaders and teams.

Business Emotional Intelligence or Business EQ is about the ability to use your intrapersonal and interpersonal intelligence to focus on the critical emotions and underlying behavioural traits that predict occupational performance.

The key to the Business Emotional Intelligence is self awareness and awareness of others, it explains peoples’ capability to manage their emotions and behaviours at work and what effect it has on their potential and their performance.

The practical, straightforward approach of Business Emotional Intelligence, with its engaging and accessible business language, makes it ideal for leaders and teams to quickly understand how critical emotions and behaviours impact on the success of themselves and others.

Business Emotional Intelligence consist seven main Emotional Behavioural Clusters or scales that focus on the emotional drives and behaviours that predict success combined with a person's awareness of them. The summaries of these are described below:

 

Decisiveness

Willingness to make decisions, the need for control and the level of comfort with decision making responsibility.


Motivation

Level of energy, passion, drive and enthusiasm for work, being optimistic and positive, the need for achievement and challenge.


Influence

The drive to influence others and persuade them, to be heard and have an impact.


Adaptability

The desire for, and enjoyment of, variety in the workplace; the capacity to keep an open mind and be flexible with different and creative approaches.


Empathy

The ability to recognise, be sensitive to, and consider others’ feelings, needs and perspectives. The need to understand, to help, and work with others.


Conscientiousness (Sub-scales Structure and Rules)

The need to plan and have structure, be diligent and meet deadlines; the level of comfort with conforming and following the rules.

 

Stress Resilience (Sub-scales Resilience & Emotional Control)

The capability to relax and deal with the day to day pressures of work; the level of comfort with showing and managing emotions, e.g. can control/hide temper when provoked.


Self Awareness

This scale is an index of the extent to which an individual’s EBW scores is likely to correspond with the way that others would score them on the EBW scales.

 
 

N.B. The EBW also has an impression management tool (IMT) built into the psychometric assessment that provides insight into what an individual may be trying to hide from themselves and others. The IMT tool ensures that you can be confident that the EBW assessment always provides reliable insights into Business Emotional Intelligence.

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About EBW Global 

EBW Global is a specialist occupational psychology consultancy, whose Business Emotional Intelligence assessments and tools have been used for over 20 years worldwide, in different languages and business sectors. They enable you to help leaders and teams understand why they behave the way they do and use a highly effective 10 step framework to improve their occupational performance.

With a practitioner's network based on 6 continents, all of whom are certified to use the EBW Global assessments and tools, we guarantee the EBW Global Emotional Intelligence approach empowers leaders and teams to transform themselves and their organisations.


The EBW is the EQ tool of choice for many world-leading companies, including: