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Current Chief HR Officer
Vanderbilt University and Medical Center
former VP/Chief Human Resources Office
Dartmouth College
Director of HR
Mass General Hospital




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Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®)

Based on twenty years of research (Reuven Bar-On, PhD and Multi Health Systems) and tested on over 1 million individuals worldwide, the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0®) is one of the newest scientifically developed and validated measure of emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence reflects one’s ability to deal with daily environment challenges and helps predict one’s success in life, including professional and personal pursuits. A growing body of research suggests that emotional intelligence, measured by Emotional Quotient (EQ), is a better predictor of “success” than the more traditional measures of cognitive intelligence (IQ).

Applications of the EQ-i 2.0®

The EQi® is highly versatile as it can be employed in various settings and situations. It is appropriate in:

  • Corporate training & development
  • Employee selection and/or development
  • Clinical, counseling, educational, and medical settings
  • Assessment of potential for success
  • Assessment of psychological and social strengths and weaknesses

What Does the EQ-i 2.0® Measure?

The EQ-i 2.0® measures fifteen distinct aspects of emotional and social functioning within five major areas:

Self-Perception – understanding your emotions

  • Self-Regard – confidence
  • Self-Actualization – continuous development
  • Emotional Self-Awareness – understanding my emotions

Self-Expression – expressing your emotions

  • Emotional Expression – saying how you feel
  • Assertiveness – standing up for yourself effectively
  • Independence – standing on your own two feet

Interpersonal – develop and maintain relationships

  • Interpersonal Relationships – developing and maintaining good relationships
  • Empathy – recognizing and appreciating how others feel
  • Social Responsibility – contributing to society

Decision Making – use emotions to make better decisions

  • Problem Solving – effectively managing emotions when solving problems
  • Reality Testing – seeing things as they really are
  • Impulse Control – ability to resist or delay impulses

Stress Management – cope with challenges

  • Flexibility – adapting to change effectively
  • Stress Tolerance – successfully coping with stressful situations
  • Optimism – having a positive outlook

How Can the EQ-i 2.0® be used?

The EQ-i 2.0® can be employed in many ways and in a variety of settings.  It is appropriate for use in corporate, educational, and research settings.  Potential users of the EQ-i 2.0® include human resources professionals, organizational development consultants and career counselors.

It can be employed in identifying those emotional and social skills that are important to develop in leadership coaching, leadership development programs, team building, and in enhancing managerial competencies at work. The EQ-i 2.0® can also be used by organizations for screening as part of the recruiting or promotional process to aid in identifying potentially successful employees.

Research indicates that there is a strong correlation between emotional intelligence and job performance. You can even create a profile of the top performers in your organization to determine what skills are most valuable in your company or for any particular position.

Skills associated with emotional intelligence develop throughout life and can be improved through training, making the EQ-i 2.0® a valuable instrument for identifying potential areas for improvement and for measuring the effectiveness of organizational development programs.

Your Benefit

  • You get an overall EQ-i 2.0® result, as well as individual results for each component
  • You will receive an individualized feedback session with an EQ-i 2.0® certified consultant on your results and what they mean
  • Your report includes strategies to further develop your emotional intelligence and a development plan template to help you make your commitment real
  • Improving your Emotional Intelligence will not only help you be more successful at work, but outside of work too! 

What is the ROI of Emotional Intelligence?

Take The EQ-i 2.0® Now

You may take the EQi® and schedule a feedback session by calling Jim Kimberly (603) 889-1099 right now. After your nominal investment, you will gain valuable information on your emotional and social functioning and identify areas for development. Please call for current pricing levels and services.

Become Certified

If you are interested in becoming certified in using this instrument with your organization or clients, please click on upcoming training.


The EQ-360 assesses emotional intelligence from a multi-rater perspective. Individuals who work with the leader on a regular basis complete the survey, including direct reports, peers and their manager (s). With the EQ-360, observer ratings are compared with the results of a standard Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0) self-assessment that has been completed by the individual of focus. A more complete 360-degree profile emerges in which external impressions of a person's EQ are combined with that person's self-rating.

EQ-360 is ideal for use in corporate environments where developing successful human interaction in leadership, team, and the entire organization is crucial. EQ-360 identifies key employee strengths and identifies impediments to high performance and factors that could be improved or further developed. The assessment process can also be used as a developmental strategy in EQ "skill enhancement," and where reassessment is used to measure progress. The strength of EQ-360 lies mainly in its ability to improve the connections between individuals and their peers, subordinates, and superiors to enhance performance in the organization as a whole.

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