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EI Leadership Model Behaviors Overview

Leaders in business looking to improve their organization’s performance can do so by improving their emotional intelligence: their skill at identifying, understanding and influencing emotion.

There is a direct link between the way people feel and the way they perform at work. This is one of the most robust and consistent findings in organizational research. In high-performing organizations, people feel significantly more engaged, cared for, valued, proud, and motivated than those in low-performing organizations. Conversely, in low-performing organizations, people feel significantly more fearful, stressed, disempowered and uncertain.

Leadership is fundamentally about facilitating performance. Research has proven that a leader’s emotional intelligence is key to their capacity to facilitate emotions in others that drive high performance and employee engagement. This is more than just a moral compass; it’s also a recipe for success. Organizations with emotionally intelligent leaders achieve a critical lever of sustainable competitive advantage: a high-performance culture and customer loyalty.

EI Leadership Competencies

Emotionally intelligent leadership competencies reflect what leaders do with their emotional intelligence in the leadership of people. The Genos model of emotionally intelligent leadership competencies is shown below.

For instance, Inspiring Performance is important in leadership because:


  • Leadership is fundamentally about facilitating the performance of others,

  • Managing performance with rules and key performance indicators usually produces an ‘expected’ result rather than an ‘unexpected’ high-performance result, and

  • People often learn and develop more with this type of leadership style, resulting in continuous enhancements to performance year-on-year.

Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Assessment


The Genos emotionally intelligent leadership survey is the best measure of emotional intelligence for leaders. It measures how well you demonstrate emotionally intelligent leadership competencies in comparison to others. The more often you demonstrate the competencies measured, the more effective your leadership should be.

Key Features of the Assessment

  • Assessment results are easily accessible and presented either in PDF form or via our interactive Genos Digital Platform.

  • Raters can provide free text responses for each competency, allowing the participant to better understand responses on their emotionally intelligent behaviors.

  • A color-coded analysis highlights areas of potential strength and development.

  • Housed in a modern, responsive, online survey system. Raters can complete surveys on their phone, tablet, PC, or Mac, anywhere, at any time.

  • Each assessment includes a personalized Introduction to EI program and Genos EI Development Tips workbook for continued learning and development.

Interested to Learn More?

For information about how to order Genos EI Assessments, contact us. 

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