Is EQ Really Twice As Important To You Getting What You Want in Life as IQ? Six Question Quiz on EQ

Daniel Goleman shared with Google at “Google Talks” in 2004 that EQ is catalytic for our strengths and other skills to be valued by others. In other words, regardless of how smart we may be, if we can’t have empathy and an interest in others and work and interact with them well, they really don’t care how smart we are.

So when Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, put forth the notion that EQ is twice as important as IQ in getting what you want, we took notice and pursued further. If this is true or even close to being accurate, one would hope that we would all be more engaged and more aware and more growth-oriented around our Emotional Intelligence or EQ development.

Here is your chance to do just that. Six Question Quiz on EQ. Enjoy | Grow.

You can complete the quiz to the best of your ability and find the answers below. .

Elevate Emotional Intelligence

Six Questions  

 Source – Book and Assessment Tool - Emotional Intelligence 2.0

For Coaching Engagements  

The first three questions relate to first thirty pages of book

Second three questions relate to second thirty pages

 Emotional Intelligence Quiz

 1.   The link between EQ and earnings is so direct that when completing the Emotional Intelligence Appraisal online assessment tool found in the book, every point increase in EQ will result, over time, in an increase in annual salary of $_______. 

a.      ___ $100

b.      ___ $500

c.       ___ $800

d.      ___ $1,300

                (P. 22) 

 2.      The four skills that together make up emotional intelligence are:

a.      Self-awareness

b.      Self-management

c.       Social awareness

d.      And the fourth would be _________________

(P. 24) 

 3.     With 90% of top performers high in EQ, the degree of importance that EQ has compared to IQ on getting what you want in life is _____.  

a.      ___ Not as important

b.      ___ 20% more important

c.       ___ 120% more important

d.      ___ Twice as important 

(Back page cover inside)

 Self Management:

 4. Real results come from putting your momentary needs on hold to pursue?  ____________________________________________________________ p.33

 Relationship Management:

 5. Of the people tested by, ___% of them have difficulty handling stress. P.45  

 6. As we consider plasticity of the brain, our ability to change, we learn that a single cell can develop ______ number of connections with its neighbors.  This chain reaction of growth ensures the pathway of thought responsible for behavior grows stronger and can be depended on for more favorable responses.      P. 52

 If you are processing this book along with your one-on-one coach, please complete the EQ Action Plan, First Phase before the next scheduled one-on-one. P. 56


 1.      $1,300

2.      Real results come from putting your own momentary needs on hold to pursue larger, more important goals. 

3.      Twice as important

4.      Relationship Management

5.      70%

6.      15,000

 The Book:

Elevate Leadership Development Fund Established for Non-profit Organization Leaders

At Elevate Performance we help leaders elevate their performance. This includes building up and supporting leaders in the nonprofit sector as well as in business. We believe that for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations both benefit when given the opportunity to learn from one another  Since 2006, the year that John Lewis and Tim McFarland launched our first peer advisory group (referred to as "Forums") in NWA, every Forum has had leadership from nonprofit organizations as members.  Soon thereafter,  we began offering scholarships or reduced pricing so that we could serve these leaders better.  We would like to further expand our scholarship offering so that we can serve more leaders in the nonprofit sector.   

You can make a secure online contribution to the Elevate Leadership Development Fund HERE, or by mailing a check to:

Elevate Leadership Development Fund

C/O Arkansas Community Foundation

5 Allied Dr. Suite 51110

Little Rock, AR 72202

The Elevate Leadership Development Fund is managed by Arkansas Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your online donation is tax-deductible and will be received by the Arkansas Community Foundation and applied to our fund. Acknowledgment of your gift for tax purposes will come from Arkansas Community Foundation.

Elevate Performance is Arkansas' premier convener of peer-peer forums for CEO's, senior managers and promising emerging leaders.  We operate five CEO Forums based in Fayetteville, Johnson, Rogers and Little Rock and deliver two Accelerate Leadership Forums annually.  Peer to peer processing of challenges and opportunities translates into a leader making better decisions.  Since our inception, leaders have invested over 8,500 hours helping one another and learning from one another.  Ask yourself if membership might give you a new competitive advantage.   

For more information about this fund, please contact Jody Dilday of the Arkansas Community Foundation, or Tim McFarland of Elevate Performance,  


Accelerate Forum IX - Let the Growth Begin

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On October 16th, a group of talented professionals will come together for one of ten forums over the coming ten months. Members of the forum will gather in a group setting to process opportunities and challenges Socratically. Lead presenters present their topic of choice in a confidential setting, and the group digs deep to find solutions to whatever was brought up. Membership into an Accelerate Forum can be transformative and is always a high growth experience for those enrolled.   

They will get to:

1. practice leadership

2. apply critical thinking

3. problem/opportunity solve

4. learn from ten seasoned regional leaders

5. dive into seven pillars essential for leading an organization

6. develop close relationships with ten or more talented peers  

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These members will graduate with the understanding that many of the challenges and opportunities that come before us aren't in the playbook and that they require critical thinking, emotional intelligence, due diligence and engagement with specialists in order to find the best pathway.   

Because you invested in them, members know they matter at your organization and you have invested in them.  They know you are interested in them over the long run. The value of human capital goes far beyond the payroll expense listed on an income statement. Your employees and coworkers are the lifeblood of your organization, so sharpening their skill set is advantageous to everyone in countless ways. This is what we have found, so enroll your "A" Player now.

Please email or for more information.