Quiz Yourself: Do You Lead with Emotional Intelligence?

Quiz Yourself

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Annie McKee for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, please click here.

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How would you describe yourself?

[Here are the first five of 25 self-assessments.]

1. I understand the reasons for my feelings.

o Always
o Most of the time
o Frequently
o Sometimes
o Rarely
o Never

2. I understand how other people’s experiences affect their feelings, thoughts, and behavior.

o Always
o Most of the time
o Frequently
o Sometimes
o Rarely
o Never

3. I understand my leadership strengths and weaknesses.

o Always
o Most of the time
o Frequently
o Sometimes
o Rarely
o Never

4. I see people as good and well-intentioned.

o Always
o Most of the time
o Frequently
o Sometimes
o Rarely
o Never

5. I look forward to the future.

o Always
o Most of the time
o Frequently
o Sometimes
o Rarely
o Never

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Here is a direct link to the complete article.

Annie McKee is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, director of the PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program and the founder of the Teleos Leadership Institute. She is the author of Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis as well as Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness and Resonant Leadership: Renewing Yourself and Connecting with Others Through Mindfulness, Hope, and Compassion.

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