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"Measuring Emotional Intelligence" published by Summit Publishing Group

The first and most complete reference to measuring and using emotional intelligence!

Written by Steve P. Simmons, M.Ed. and John C. Simmons

Measuring Emotional Intelligence  is the first emotional intelligence book to completely describe and quantify all 13 of the emotional intelligence traits:  Emotional Energy, Stress, Optimism, Self-esteem, Commitment to Work, Attention to Detail, Desire for Change, Courage, Self-direction, Assertiveness, Tolerance, Consideration for Others, and Sociability.

The book shows what each trait is like, how to measure it by observation, strengths of the trait, potential difficulties with the trait, how each trait predicts job compatibility and success, and how each trait affects relationship compatibility and success.  Recommendations are also given to improve job and relational success.

This emotional intelligence book is based upon 20 years of research using the Simmons Personal Survey, which measures the 13 key characteristics of emotional intelligence.  The nationally renowned survey helps companies gain a competitive edge in selecting, placing, developing, training, and promoting employees.  It is also used in counseling settings.

There is a lesson that can be learned by everyone in Measuring Emotional Intelligence:

  • Employees can learn about their own emotional characteristics and how they affect job performance.

  • Managers can compare traits to specific jobs and make quality decisions which will improve their job hiring practices and job performance expectations.

  • Job seekers can learn about their personal traits and determine which jobs best suit them.

  • Executives can find new ways to hire more productive employees, develop employees, build productivity, increase sales, and to dramatically decrease employee related costs.

  • Counselors can find help in dealing with the psychological, relational, and job-related needs of their clients.

  • Business consultants can better help companies select, place, develop, train, promote, and outplace employees.

  • Friends can learn how to effectively relate to a wide variety of people.

  • Couples can develop stronger personal relationships by learning which characteristics are compatible, which cause conflict, and how to solve the conflicts.

  • Parents can learn how to be more effective in preparing their children for success.

  • Teachers can become more effective in stimulating learning and managing the classroom.

  • Everyone can discover the dynamics of emotional and behavioral development.

About the Author

Steve Simmons, M.Ed. serves as President of Simmons Management Systems (SMS), a business consulting firm and publisher of the Simmons Personal Survey that his father, John C. Simmons, created over 28 years ago. Steve received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, a Master's Degree in Counseling from Georgia State University, and a graduate certification in Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute. As an experienced counselor and business consultant, Steve helps many companies to design and build more productive teams through their hiring practices and employee performances. Steve and his family reside in Memphis, Tennessee.



Career Help from the U.S. Department of Labor:

Tomorrow's Jobs

Making informed career decisions requires reliable information about opportunities in the future. Opportunities result from the relationships between the population, labor force, and the demand for goods and services.

Population ultimately limits the size of the labor force—individuals working or looking for work—which constrains how much can be produced. Demand for various goods and services determines employment in the industries providing them. Occupational employment opportunities, in turn, result from demand for skills needed within specific industries. Opportunities for medical assistants and other healthcare occupations, for example, have surged in response to rapid growth in demand for health services.

Examining the past and projecting changes in these relationships is the foundation of the Occupational Outlook Program. This chapter presents highlights of Bureau of Labor Statistics projections of the labor force and occupational and industry employment that can help guide your career plans.

The long-term shift from goods-producing to service-providing employment is expected to continue. Service-providing industries are expected to account for approximately 18.7 million of the 18.9 million new wage and salary jobs generated over the 2004-14 period

Education and health services. This industry supersector is projected to grow faster, 30.6 percent, and add more jobs than any other industry supersector. About 3 out of every 10 new jobs created in the U.S. economy will be in either the healthcare and social assistance or private educational services sectors.............................

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