Emotional Intelligence for Life™

Extensive research suggests that fostering emotional and social competencies promotes personal development and wellness, academic achievement and career success.  In fact, EQ has proven to be a higher predictor of success than IQ!  Emotionally intelligent people communicate effectively, there form strong relationships and create powerful coping strategies.

Sometimes thought of as “street smarts”, EQ consists of soft skills that help us perceive, generate and manage emotions in ourselves and others. These skills can be learned and developed.

Tidemark has branded our philosophy and approach about the importance of EQ as Emotional Intelligence for Life™.  We offer strategies, tools and programs to help organizations apply the powerful insights that result from measuring EQ as it relates to:

          • • Organizational Development
          • • Leadership Development
          • • Team Development
          • • Executive Coaching
          • • Talent Selection
          • • Succession Planning
          • • Student Development


EQ in the Workplace

Emotional Intelligence drives workplace performance like no other contributing factor.  With effective training, an employee’s Emotional Intelligence can be strengthened and developed.

Tidemark offers the EQ-i Workplace® assessment and report, which is a highly effective employee development tool, designed for use in a wide variety of coaching and training situations and work settings.  It focuses on the impact of emotional intelligence at work and offers suggestions for working with colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Download sample EQ-i Workplace report.

Higher EQ = Better Leadership

“A leader’s intelligence has to have a strong emotional component. He has to have high levels of self-awareness, maturity, and self-control.  She must be able to withstand the heat, handle setbacks, and when those lucky moments arise, enjoy success with equal parts of joy and humility.  No doubt Emotional Intelligence is more rare than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader.  You just can’t ignore it.”  -Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO, General Electric

EQ is not only essential to understanding oneself, relating to people, adapting and coping with environmental demands—it has direct impact on leadership effectiveness.  It consists precisely of those social and emotional skills necessary to motivate and inspire subordinates, to manage with understanding and respect, and to resolve conflicts and ease tensions as they arise.  Yet many organizations flounder under the influence of leaders who have failed to develop such skills.  According to a series of surveys and studies, bad bosses are the No.1 reason why people leave organizations.

Tidemark offers the EQ-i Leadership® assessment and report, which measures factors that are strongly related to leadership competencies:  Authenticity, Coaching, Insight and Innovation.  A leader who embodies these competencies and 15 integrated skills is more likely to improve work and job satisfaction, create trust and foster greater organizational commitment and loyalty.  This report offers strategies, best practices and reveals potential derailers. Download sample EQ-i Leadership report.

Emotionally Intelligent Teams

If most of the work in organizations is done in teams, shouldn’t sharpening team skills receive more emphasis?  The roots of team success or failure often seem mysterious, but according to researchers at Harvard and the University of California, Emotional Intelligence accounts for at least 40% of the variance in performance among teams.

High performing teams perceive and use emotions to build mutual trust and create a common identity.  Guided by emotional intelligence, they develop a strong confidence that they can get the job done–which goes a long way towards explaining why they succeed.

EQ-i 2.0 Model

The EQ-i® is the first scientifically validated Emotional Intelligence (EI) tool in the world.  With it, EQ can be measured to determine high and low functioning skills, strengths and blind spots—all of which are potential opportunities for reinforcement and development. 

Using the latest EQ-i 2.0 model and assessments, Tidemark works with organizations to measure 5 dimensions and 15 emotional-social skills and processes that contribute to happiness, well-being, performance, and success:

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