first and most complete reference to measuring and using emotional
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
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.
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
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
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.