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"The reward of a thing well done

is to have done it.”


- Ralph Waldo Emerson



Emotional Intelligence for Effective Teamwork

• Assess your emotional intelligence quickly and easily

• Learn what emotional intelligence is and is not

• Recognize and understand the five competencies of emotional intelligence

• Understand the relationship between emotional intelligence and IQ

• Discover the "Must-have" Skills needed in the work place

Emotional Intelligence

A simple definition of Emotional Intelligence:

        Knowing how you feel, how others feel, and what to do about it.

How is your emotional intelligence?  Take this self-test to get a feel for areas you may need or want to work on.

Self-Assessment for Emotional Intelligence

Rank yourself on the following questions using a scale of 1-5, with 5 being more true of yourself.

Low (1) to High (5).

___ People often tell me I am just being emotional

___ I easily cry when I am sad or upset

___ People’s expressions often puzzle me

___ I lose my temper when working with others

___ I often say “I wish I hadn’t done that.”

___ I am often surprised by how people respond

___ People usually know when I am having a bad day

___ I feel misunderstood quite often

___ People usually frustrate me

___ I often don’t understand why I get angry

        TOTAL ___




Your score can range from ten to fifty. In evaluating your score, remember that there is no best or optimum value. This is simply and purely a self-assessment which means that the numbers are relative to you and you alone. The value in this self-assessment is that it allows you the opportunity to evaluate your own situation and well being.


Most participants score between 15 and 30. If you are in that range, it may mean you are pretty normal. If you scored a little lower, it may mean you are pretty well adjusted emotionally. If you scored a little higher, it may mean you have areas to work on for improvement.


In any case, look at your scores for each statement in the self-assessment and ask yourself if that is an area you would like to improve on. Any areas with high (3-5) values  may qualify. For example, if you rated yourself a 4 on "People usually know when I am having a bad day," meaning you tend to freely express your negative emotions to the point of disrupting the office, then this would probably be an area you could work on.


(Check back - More to come soon.)



“I have known Ernie for over ten years and have always been impressed by his professionalism, knowledge and experience. He truly cares for his clients and helps them to reach peak performance.”


Jan Weakland

Sales and Marketing Capabilities Project Manager, BP



“E.A. Lewis Consulting was hired to assist in efforts to improve morale in a warehouse environment. Ernie achieved such positive results that we expanded his project to include our sales and management teams. Ernie was also instrumental in our efforts to implement cost saving procedures. I highly recommend E.A. Lewis Consulting.”


- George Evanoff

General Manager



"I have hired Ernie for eight years as a trainer for my Leadership Toledo classes and will continue to do so. He does a terrific job as an individual and team developer. He is bright, active, fun and creative. Ernie is also a wonderful volunteer to many organizations and causes. He is an all around class act! Contact Ernie. You will be glad you did.”


- Dave Schlaudecker

Executive Director

Leadership Toledo


“Ernie is a master at bringing people to common ground and helping both individuals and companies reach their potential.”


- Mary Kern

Director of Information Services

University of Toledo Foundation



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