Forbes Announce EQ-i 2.0 as Top Executive Assessment

We were delighted to see that Forbes recently listed the EQ-i 2.0 as number two in their top picks of assessments that every executive should take to help them become more effective leaders.

These assessments were chosen as valuable tools to help leaders understand themselves better, to give them an insight into the skills they excel at, and where areas for development lie within themselves.

They included the EQ-i 2.0 due to the fact that emotional intelligence is a significant indicator of leadership performance. Its clarity, accuracy, high validity and reliability are appealing to consultants and organisations, who have trusted the science behind the assessment for almost 20 years.


The EQ-i 2.0 for Leadership

The EQ-i 2.0 report can be specifically targeted to any individual, leader, or group. In the leadership report, one can compare their EQ results to the score ranges of top leaders (whose scores were in the top 50% of the leader sample).

The leadership report also contains the four competencies which are most important for being an effective leader, maximising productivity and work satisfaction, creating trust, and fostering organisational loyalty. The competencies of authenticity, coaching, insight and innovation are explained, and the EQ-i 2.0 subscales which most relate to each competency are listed.

Another option with the EQ-i report is for 360 Degree feedback. This is important because often managers and individual workers disagree on what the most valuable leadership behaviours are.

The EQ-i 2.0 can be a valuable tool for anyone to understand themselves better and maximise their potential, but in particular, it can help leaders become as successful and effective as possible. This is why it’s one of our most trusted tools at KinchLyons.



If you would like further information on the EQ-i 2.0 certification, or to book a place on one of our training courses, contact us at, or call +353 1 2788727 or +44 203 868 6670.