According to 2013 landmark research by the Human Capital Institute (HCI) and Multi-Health Systems (MHS), both Executive Coaching and EQ Assessments topped the list of effective Leadership Development methods, with 60% of HR Managers finding both to be “effective” or “very effective”.
Much lower in the list were Workshops at 39% and Classroom Training at 30%. This is in contrast to everyday practice, where the most commonly used methods of Leadership Development are Workshops at 80% and Classroom Training at 73%.
Entitled “Leadership and Emotional Intelligence: The Keys to Driving ROI and Organizational Performance”, the research was based on an online survey conducted in April – May 2013 with 784 respondents representing more than 500 organizations worldwide. The complete study is available from HCI or MHS.
EQ How continues to provide our Hong Kong and Asian clients with the best solutions for EQ and Leadership Development. For further information about Leadership Coaching or EQ Assessments, kindly select Contact from the menu.
In early October 2013, EQ How was selected by HSBC Hong Kong for EQ and Leadership Coaching. Our unique expertise, track record and global recommendations were amongst the reasons why we were selected to coach HSBC Senior Executives.
The HSBC Group is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations through four global businesses: Commercial Banking (CMB); Global Banking and Markets (GBM); Global Private Banking (GPB); and Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM).
Established in Hong Kong in March 1865 and in Shanghai one month later, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation is the founding member of the HSBC Group.
Since opening our Hong Kong office, EQ How has received a lot of Asian interest in EQ Coaching. Many enquiries also come from other Executive Coaches who increasingly hear about the relevance of EQ to senior leadership. Herein, I hope to share my thoughts on EQ Models.
Firstly, as part of our Leadership Development services, EQ How is partnered with Multi-Health Systems (MHS), the world leader in EQ Assessments with the EQ-i 2.0, one of the “Big Two” models. By clicking on this model link, you will see the wheel, which depicts the 15 EQ competencies split across 5 sections: Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal, Decision Making & Stress Management. Based on the original EQ research, I have found that these 15 competencies provide helpful granularity for EQ Coaching.
For example, under Interpersonal, does an executive build & sustain Interpersonal Relationships, and does he/she use Empathy to build a collaborative tone & connect with others? Or for Self-Expression, what is the measure of the executive’s Assertiveness – do they lean towards aggressive or passive behaviour? And for Decision Making, does the executive exercise Impulse Control, and do they support their decision with a Problem Solving structure?
Also mentioned on the same link is Daniel Goleman, whose research led to the second of the “Big Two” models. His famous 1995 book Emotional Intelligence depicts his model as a 2×2 matrix, resulting in: Self-Awareness/Self Management and Social Awareness/Relationship Management. Under these four categories, he identifies 18-20 competencies, depending on the version. What I like best about Goleman and the ECSI assessment, distributed by Hayes Group, is the management terminology in the competencies.
Although it doesn’t offer one of the big two models, Six Seconds has helped to get the message out about EQ Coaching. From their roots in developing EQ in children, they have embarked on an ambitious mission to help the world practice Emotional Intelligence skills. While they emphasize behaviour change when applying a model, this is already core to the practice of professional coaches. Their marketing is helping the EQ industry to grow.
EQ How is now providing Executive Coaching to the MBA Program at Hong Kong University (HKU), a partnership with London Business School (UK), Columbia Business School (New York) and Fudan University (China).
For three consecutive years, the HKU MBA Program has been ranked #1 in Asia by The Economist. The school prides itself on being a global business school with a regional Asian perspective, and the class recently returned from a one-month China Immersion in Beijing, where they developed their Mandarin Chinese, cultural awareness & business network.
These exceptionally bright students come from a variety of backgrounds in corporations, banking, consulting & entrepreneurship and from all over Asia, including China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India and Philippines in addition to Europe and North America.
EQ How looks forward to continuing Executive Coaching and Facilitation with the MBA class of 2014. We believe that their commitment combined with Executive Coaching can empower them to achieve their unique goals.
To support our multinational clients in Asia with Leadership Development services, EQ How is excited to announce the opening of our Hong Kong office at One IFC, in the financial district of Hong Kong:
Suite 2008, 20/F
One International Finance Centre
1 Harbour View Street
Central, Hong Kong
Our global focus is on Leadership Coaching and building Coaching Cultures. We are also partnered with Multi-Health Systems (MHS) of Canada for their world-leading EQ Assessments and plan to announce collaborative business partnerships in Hong Kong & mainland China.
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We are excited to announce plans to open our Hong Kong office! As a gateway to China & the Asian region, this vibrant & cosmopolitan city will provide a springboard to support our multinational clients across Asia.
While our global focus is on Leadership Coaching and building Coaching Cultures, we place the highest importance on the local culture & its unique needs & requirements. For example in Hong Kong, we understand the challenges of hiring & keeping talent with the demands of growth & competition. In a culture where team members may not openly express their concerns, we support leaders to motivate & retain them through understanding their needs.
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