Emotional Competence Inventory

“The ECI is the only instrument that incorporates the full depth of my research and that of my colleagues. Other instruments use the words “Emotional Intelligence” but the ECI is the genuine article.”

Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Working With Emotional Intelligence and Primal leadership.[/content_box]

The Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI) is a multi-rater tool designed to assess emotional intelligence. The ECI is based on the seminal work of Dr. Daniel Goleman and Dr. Richard Boyatzis and builds on Hay Group’s 35 years of competency research (research begun and initially carried out by McBer and Company) and field-proven assessment technology. The result is an assessment and development tool of unmatched precision and authenticity.

The ECI is designed to be administered and delivered by qualified professionals. To ensure that ECI consultants meet Hay Group’s strict quality standards, internal and external consultants must be accredited in its use.


How can the ECI be used?

The ECI can evaluate both the individuals within an organization (Individual Feedback Reports) as well as the organization as a whole (Work Force Audits). These audits can provide an organizational profile for any size group within the company.

Executive coaches can use the ECI to provide clients precise and focused feedback on their strengths and limits. Based on the feedback from a variety of rater groups (i.e. self, manager, direct reports, peers, others), the ECI indicates the specific emotional competencies where development is needed to enhance the individual’s emotional intelligence.

For organizations, internal and external consultants can use the ECI to diagnose an entire unit, profiling its overall strengths and development opportunities. Pooling the individual assessments of an entire work unit provides a comprehensive profile of the organization’s emotional intelligence. This work force audit can reveal key emotional gaps that may be limiting performance effectiveness.