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This discussion thread is intended as a space for continuing the conversation I had the opportunity to engage in with over 50 attendees on Thursday March 26th during an OD Network, NYC Chapter Event. The conversation centered on a topic for which I have much interests and passion: Emotional Intelligence, as it's enabler Emotional Competence.

If you are a member of our learning community and did not have the opportunity to attend the live session you can use the link below for a full description of the session. Topic: Emotional Competence (EQ): Implications for OD Practitioners. Use the link below for a full description of the session:


  • I've attached a PDF of the Slides used for the presentation;
  • Feel free to post questions here and I'll try my best to response;
  • We would also like to hear any additional observations about the ideas shared during the session and any ideas you have about implications for practice (including OD, Executive Coaching, and/or Change Leadership); and
  • Finally, please share useful related to this topic you have found useful, as well as, success stories.


I look forward to continuing the conversation!



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  • Mindfulness does so good in this part. Emotion.

  • Hi Terry

    Great paper, thank you very much. I had a follow up question please - many of the instruments that measure emotional and social intelligence are self instruments. Given the nature of what these instruments are trying to measure, and the importance of self-awareness in the overall picture, what is your view of the benefit of an instrument that has a 360 component?



    • Hi Barbara,

      Thanks for your question. As I noted during my ODN NYC presentation, EQ assessments can be organized into three general classes: (1) competency-based; (2) mixed (personality and behavior); and (3) ability. Of the three, only the ability is a "self-assessment" - yet it is a "power" test, that is, the score is based on performance on a series of task found to correlate with various EQ abilities, so this is very different than the typical "preference" grounded self-assessment.

      The EQi, for example, has both a self-assessment version and a 360 version. The personality aspect of the EQi looks of consistency within response scales, so in that way, it is a bit more rigorous than a standardize self assessment, yet not perfect. That is why, in the past couple of years, they added a 360 version - which works well for the behavioral aspects of the scales, yet is less predictive for personality traits. 

      Finally, the competency-based approaches for measuring EQ, while available in a self-assessment format, are most commonly employed via 360/multi-rater. I hope that helps... please advise..

      • It does, thanks Terry. I hadn't realised that EQi had added a 360 component. I am more familiar with the ESCI.



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