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From Aaron

Are you happy with your last hires?

If you’re not happy with the “soft skills” of recent hires, you should consider including Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in your interview and selection process. EQ can be a better predictor of success than IQ or subject matter expertise, and there are a variety of ways you can assess these important skills. If you’re not using EQ to help identify the top candidates, I’ll share how you can start in your next interviews.

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Flexibility, Resilience and the Senior Executive Service

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) isn’t specifically identified as a Senior Executive Service competency (SES ECQs), but a closer look shows the clear connection between EQ and most of the SES ECQs. In this post I’ll share a bit more about how EQ can help assess and develop flexibility, Resilience and Conflict Management skills in senior executives.

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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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