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EQ-i 2.0/360

Standing Alone

Leaders and team contributors often need to share or drive an unpopular idea or project. The ability to be independent and assertive (to stand alone) in the face of adversity, challenge or opposition is particularly important in these circumstances. Here we share an OKA favorite for building these skills.

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Paths Through Conflict

Of all the skills and behaviors essential for effective performance, the one that scares the most people into inaction and disengagement is conflict. To increase the ability for and the liklihood that our clients will take on this critical topic, OKA has developed a number of different approaches to conflict.

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360 Tips and Tools

While complicated and time-consumptive, 360s offer powerful insights and perspectives that can be essential to professional growth and leadership development. I want to share two tips and two tools that will help you with your use of 360s.

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Emotional Intelligence & the Senior Executive Service

Emotional Intelligence is a great cornerstone in almost any SES development program. There are several Emotional Intelligence frameworks or models that can work, but we prefer the EQ-i 2.0 model because of its underpinning science and direct access to a set of 15 distinct behaviors well aligned with the SES ECQs. Learn more about an EQ approach for developing SESers

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Whoa, Buddy! Part 2

It is very difficult—and I would actually argue that it is impossible—to actively do less of something.

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Whoa, Buddy! Part 1

Too much energy or engagement with any EQ behavior could become as much a liability as its deficit.

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EQ Under Fire

              EQ Under Fire Last year Adam Grant caused a flap in the Type (MBTI assessment) community when he criticized the validity of the Indicator and questioned the decision to ever use it. This year Grant is at it again, this time taking aim at the field of Emotional […]

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Resilience and EQ

It is hard to overstate the importance of self-esteem to building and exercising resilience.

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Assertiveness: Find Your Voice

Creating mindfulness around how others experience us when we choose not to share or contribute can be a powerful first step in building our assertiveness.

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