- Business Case for Emotional Intelligence
- Do Emotional Intelligence Programs Work?
- Emotional Competence Framework
- Emotional Intelligence: What it is and Why it Matters
- Executives' Emotional Intelligence (mis) Perceptions
- Guidelines for Best Practice
- Guidelines for Securing Organizational Support For EI
- Johnson & Johnson Leadership Study
- Ontario Principals’ Council Leadership Study
- Technical Report on Developing Emotional Intelligence
- Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ-i)
- Emotional & Social Competence Inventory 360 (ESCI)
- Emotional & Social Competence Inventory-University (ESCI-U)
- Genos Emotional Intelligence Inventory (Genos EI)
- Group Emotional Competence Inventory (GEC)
- Mayer Salovey Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT)
- Schutte Self-Report Inventory (SSRI)
- Trait Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (TEIQue)
- Wong's Emotional Intelligence Scale
- Work Group Emotional Intelligence Profile (WEIP)
- Model Programs
- Achievement Motivation Training
- Care Giver Support Program
- Competency-Based Selection
- Emotional Competence Training - Financial Advisors
- Executive Coaching
- Human Relations Training
- Interaction Management
- Interpersonal Conflict Management - Law Enforcement
- Interpersonal Effectiveness Training - Medical Students
- JOBS Program
- Self-Management Training to Increase Job Attendance
- Stress Management Training
- Weatherhead MBA Program
- Williams' Lifeskills Program
- Article Reprints
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The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence
The following 19 points build a case for how emotional intelligence contributes to the bottom line in any work organization. Based on data from a variety of sources, it can be a valuable tool for HR practitioners and managers who need to make the case in their own organizations. The Consortium also invites submissions of other research for the Business Case. All submissions will be reviewed to determine their suitability. Read more»
Guidelines for Best Practice
These guidelines are based on an exhaustive review of the research literature in training and development, counseling and psychotherapy, and behavior change. The guidelines are additive and synergistic; to be effective, social and emotional learning experiences need not adhere to all of these guidelines, but the chances for success increase with each one that is followed. Read More»
This section of the EI Consortium web site is intended to keep you updated with the latest research findings. We will be summarizing the latest research in the area of emotional intelligence in the workplace by providing you with abstracts of the latest articles from the literature. Each month we will be highlighting a different area from the scholarly literature on emotional intelligence. If you want research updates sent to you automatically, just sign up for our monthly newsletter
Cavazotte, F., Moreno, V., & Hickmann, M. (2012). Effects of leader intelligence, personality and emotional intelligence on transformational leadership and managerial performance. The Leadership Quarterly, 23, 443-455.
This study investigates the effects of intelligence, personality traits and EI, as measured by the WLEIS - a self-report measure, on performance of 134 midlevel managers from a large Brazilian company that operates in the energy sector. Performance was determined by the annual performance ratings. Results revealed a relationship between EI and performance; however, after controlling for intelligence and personality, this relationship became non-significant. The best predictor of the manager's performance in this study was transformational leadership, as determined using their subordinates' ratings on the Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire. The implications for practice are twofold. First, the findings reinforce the need to use control variables (i.e., intelligence, personality and experience) when testing the implications of EI, calling attention to the fact that empirical results might be inflated whenever control variables are omitted. Second, because the analyses show that 75% of variance in EI was explained by intelligence and personality, concerns are raised regarding the discriminant validity of the WLEIS scale. This reinforces the idea that tests of EI need to be significantly different from personality and intelligence tests.
Farh, C. I., Seo, M., & Tesluk, P. E. (2012). Emotional Intelligence, teamwork effectiveness, and job performance: The moderating role of job context. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(4), 890-900.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between EI, as measured by the MCEIT, and job performance by taking into account context of the job. A sample of 212 professionals from various organizations and industries indicated support for the effect of EI, above and beyond the influence of personality, cognitive ability, emotional labor job demands, job complexity, and demographic control variables. More specifically, results showed that EI related more positively to performance under a high managerial work demands context of jobs that require management of diverse individuals, functions, and lines of business, potentially because such job contexts activate and allow high-EI individuals to act in emotionally intelligent ways that facilitate their performance. The results indicate that the relationship between EI and performance is not direct; thus, managers should recognize that selecting emotionally intelligent employees or training employees' EI may not lead to higher performance outcomes in all situations, but investing in the EI of employees working in jobs characterized by high managerial demands may be a good thing to do.
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Workshops and Conferences
Competency-Based Interviewing and Selection
Mumbai, India September 15-17, 2014.
Join Dr. Robert Emmerling for this interactive workshop and learn to assess emotional and social intelligence competencies through critical incident interviewing. Click here for more information.
Assessment of Emotional Intelligence / Competence
Ghent, Belgium - November 23 - 29
Organized at Ghent University by the European Association of Psychological Assessment (EAPA) and the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant Production and Perception of Emotion hosted by The National Center of Competence in Research in the Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva. Supported by the TESTPRACTICUM, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium. Click here for more information.
Listen to Consortium member Chuck Wolfe interview some of the thought leaders in emotional intelligence.
Interview with Dr. Daniel Goleman
Listen to an interview by with Dr. Goleman on his new book Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. In the book Dan helps readers to understand the importance and power of the ability to focus one's attention, will power, and cognitive control in creating life success. Click here to listen to the interview.
Interview with Dr. John Mayer
How Personal Intelligence Shapes Our Lives: A Conversation with John D. Mayer. From picking a life partner, to choosing a career, Jack explains how personal intelligence has a major impact on our ability to make successful decisions. Click here to listen to the interview.
Interview with Dr. Cary Cherniss
Interview with Dr. Marc Brackett
Click HERE to listen to an interview with Dr. Marc Brackett, the newly appointed leader of the Center of Emotional Intelligence which will begin operation at Yale University in April, 2013. In this interview Dr. Brackett shares his vision for the new center.
Emotional and Social Intelligence Competencies: Cross Cultural Implications
Continued research on the assessment and development of emotional and social intelligence competencies represents an opportunity to further both theoretical and applied applications of behavioral science to the management of human capital. While the field has continued to expand over the preceding decades, research has often trailed application, especially as it relates to cross-cultural validity. The purpose of this special issue of Cross Cultural Management - An International Journal serves to focus on cultural issues related to applied use of emotional and social intelligence competencies in diverse cultures. Articles in the special issue include data from various countries including India, Peru, China, Italy, Australia, and the United States. Click here to read more.