About MSCEIT emotional intelligence (EI) testing, feedback and coaching
Emotions provide information about the world. Working in tandem with our general intelligence, social skills, personality and professional training they can help us make optimum decisions or terrible ones. Emotionally intelligent people are able to observe emotions in themselves and others and have the capacity to reason with, and about emotions and use that information to enhance their decision making processes. Emotionally intelligent people make great decisions based on a synthesis of head and heart.
How emotionally intelligent are you? How emotionally intelligent are your teammates?
Research suggests that it's difficult to evaluate our own level of EI. Most people say they are more emotionally and socially intelligent than other people, but statistically that cannot be the case. We have a tendency to overestimate our abilities and EI is one such area. The good news is that EI can be measured with an online psychometric test. The test takes about forty to fifty minutes and gives powerful feedback on our ability to recognise, use, understand and manage emotions.
The Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) was developed by the most established emotional intelligence researchers in the and is used by thousands of organisations around the world. MSCEIT gives an overall score for EI and also gives sub scores for the ability to recognise emotions in ourselves and others, generate new emotions, understand why they arise and what they may lead to and also managing emotions.
Why take the test?
Organisations with a heightened workload working in a highly competitive environment to tight deadlines need an edge. By understanding their unique EI profile team members can improve their ability to work with their emotions and use them to create a competitive advantage. Each of the four main areas can be developed with the latest neuroscience coaching techniques used by Breathe. Why each of the four areas is critical:
- Recognise emotions - anticipate the social signals being sent by clients and colleagues in order to share information effectively, satisfy expectations and add value for customers
- Use emotions – be able to generate new emotions, which are relevant to the task at hand. This is an essential skill when handling heightened workloads or dealing with challenging customers or colleagues
- Understand emotions – if we know why emotions arise and what actions people are most likely to take, we are well placed to manage teams and anticipate customer requirements and time lines
- Manage emotions – emotions provide information about whether our own goals or other people’s goals have been obstructed or satisfied. Knowing how to use this information and apply useful strategies to embed the learning from this information is a vital workplace skill
Each of us has a different ability in each of these areas. With raised self-knowledge about participants unique profiles we are able to introduce evidenced based techniques which, with practice, will improve ability in each area.
Taking the test
Once you have taken the test we will review your results and provide coaching and feedback sessions. During the initial session you will receive your test results and a personalised coaching plan for developing your skills.
Contact us today to book your team in. Group discounts given for more than ten tests and coaching sessions.
All assesments and coaching sessions are conducted by Andy Roberts. Andy spent the first 12 years of his career working in corporate finance for KPMG. In 2003 he travelled to India to learn mindfulness and yoga. In 2005 he took a masters in positive psychology and became an emotional intelligence coach. In the UK he set up Breathe London and in Australia, Breathe Australia. He has worked with thousands of people over the years and runs emotional intelligence, resilience, mindfulness and leadership development courses. Clients include Amerada Hess, The House of Commons, Wilmar, The Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Carers Queensland, Can Teen, Cameron and Co and many other organisations