Leadership Assessment Tools
How can assessment tools inform your leaders?
The most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way – they all have a high level of what is commonly known as emotional intelligence (or emotional quotient - EQ). IQ and technical skills do matter, but mainly as “threshold capabilities” i.e. entry-level requirements for executive positions.
Without emotional intelligence, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind and an endless supply of smart ideas but they still won’t make a great leader. Fortunately emotional intelligence can be learned, however, the process takes time and commitment. The benefits that come from having a well-developed emotional intelligence, both for the individual and for the organisation, make it worth the effort.
Coaching, team development and leadership programmes can all be enhanced by the appropriate use of psychometric profiling. At Eluminas we are accredited in a variety of well-established an cutting-edge tools, amongst them the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory,(a 360° assessment tool, co-developed by Daniel Goleman and based on his work on emotional intelligence) and The Leadership Circle Profile.
The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory
This indicator was developed by the Hay Group in conjunction with Daniel Goleman and his colleagues. It provides a means of assessing an individual's competency in the four key aspects of emotional intelligence (EQ). These were identified by Goleman as being the crucial distinguishing attributes of truly great organisational leaders: self-awareness, self-management, awareness of others and relationship management.
The Leadership Circle Profile
The Leadership Circle Profile™ is the only 360 degree competency assessment that simultaneously provides focused competency feedback while revealing the underlying assumptions that are causing a leader’s pattern of strengths and limitations. The Leadership Circle Profile helps leaders understand the relationship between how they habitually think, how they behave, and, more importantly, how all this impacts their current level of leadership effectiveness. Once this awareness is established, leadership development can proceed. Without it, change rarely happens.