Emotional Intelligence

At Leadership that Works, we offer the BarOn Emotional Intelligence Assessment because the EI assessment is a powerful catalyst for leadership development and personal growth. Research tells us that a person can simply start noticing a skill and it can improve. Our experienced coaches help you discover how to put your assessment to use immediately to create a more powerful leadership style. 

What is emotional intelligence?

For the past century, intelligence has been measured with IQ, which attempts to indicate one’s cognitive capacity and functioning (one’s ability to learn new things, concentrate and focus, recall information, apply knowledge, think rationally and abstractly and solve problems). Cognitive intelligence is one part of general intelligence.

The researchers who developed BarOn Emotional Intelligence assessment were looking for answers to questions such as:

  • Why are some people able to achieve regardless of their cognitive abilities?
  • What resources does a person need to manage daily demands?

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to those non-cognitive capabilities. It measures abilities within intrapersonal, interpersonal, adaptability, stress management and general mood areas.

  • EI is concerned with the skills which can be more important for daily functioning than the more cognitive or mental aspects of intelligence.
  • It is concerned with understanding oneself and others, relating to people, and adapting to and coping with the immediate surroundings.
  • Emotional intelligence is tactical (immediate functioning) while cognitive intelligence is strategic (long tem capacity).
  • It measures, in a way, a person’s “common sense” and ability to get along in the world.
  • Emotional Intelligence develops over time, changes throughout life, can be improved with effort and training.
  • It is a measure of potential, not actual success.
  • The assessment we’ve chosen, the BarOn Emotional Intelligence Assessment or EQi, is the world’s first scientifically validated test of emotional intelligence. It is used by thousands of organizations around the world to predict and improve individual and organizational performance. It is a self-reporting assessment.


Emotional Self AwarenessAbility to be aware of & understand your feelings, behaviors, & impact they have on others.
AssertivenessAbility to express & defend your feelings, beliefs & thoughts in a constructive way.
IndependenceAbility to be self-directed & free of emotional dependencies on others.
Self-RegardAbility to respect & accept your strengths & weaknesses.
Self ActualizationAbility to set personal goals & realize your potential.
EmpathyAbility to view the world from another person’s perspective.
Social ResponsibilityAbility to be a cooperative, contributing member of your social group.
Interpersonal RelationshipAbility to establish & maintain mutually satisfying relationships with others.
Problem SolvingAbility to solve problems of a personal & interpersonal nature.
Reality-TestingAbility to view things the way they are rather than the way you want or fear them to be.
FlexibilityAbility to adapt & adjust your thinking, behaving & feelings to new information.
Stress ToleranceAbility to effectively withstand adverse events & constructively cope.
Impulse ControlAbility to resist or delay an impulse, drive or temptation to act.
HappinessAbility to feel satisfied with yourself, others & life in general.
OptimismAbility to be positive & look at the brighter side of life.