The biggest gap between great leaders and poor ones is defined by characteristics related to EQ — known as emotional intelligence. This is not to say that IQ (cognitive intelligence) and TQ (technical intelligence) are irrelevant for leadership, they instead became threshold competencies. To become a type of leader others would list as great, one must expand their emotional intelligence at every stage of leadership and keep fine-tuning it throughout their career.
Using emotional intelligence to build a culture of leaders and a culture of leadership begins with an understanding of the 5 Levels of leadership based on core competencies. These levels transcend role descriptions and job titles. Just because someone is a CEO does not automatically make them a level-five leader on this scale — these levels are earned through behaviors and actions. Examining these five levels of leadership allows you to assess your current level, and the levels of your team members, while also providing guideposts for progressing to higher levels.
The 5 Levels of Leadership Assessment is a validated assessment to do just that. A 80 item question, you will assess your leadership behaviors and actions to determine what level of leader you are. The assessment takes 20 minutes or less, and will provide you with an outlook on where you are now, and how to get to the next level.