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New Behavioral EQ Explorations Whitepaper Series

Take a deeper look at Self-Control, Self-Confidence, Emotion Awareness and Self-Insight. Click here to see all four.

The modern workplace calls for a new kind of Emotional Intelligence model focused on the most practically important aspects of EQ and focused specifically on modern workplace challenges. Research shows that the behavioral elements of EQ — the aspects of the model that focus on our actions — lead to the most visible and meaningful improvements. These same behavioral aspects have proven to be the best predictors of job performance and success.

TRACOM’s Behavioral EQ Model™ is based on the latest research in both brain function and performance. It focuses on the most important elements of Emotional Intelligence and those that can be successfully developed. The Model consists of four dimensions which house the fifteen various core competencies. TRACOM’s Behavioral EQ Explorations whitepaper series provides focused look at each of the 15 competencies and why they are important in the workplace.

The first four of these whitepapers are available now. The remaining whitepapers will be released in coming weeks. 

What are the fifteen core competencies? 


Learn more about the Behavioral EQ Model here

Emotional Intelligence — Self

  • Emotion Awareness – awareness of one’s own emotions and their impact on outward behavior.
  • Self-insight – the accuracy of one’s awareness of personal strengths and limitations. Includes openness to feedback and self-development
  • Self-confidence – feelings of self-worth and personal competence. An indicator of confidence and the ability to convey this confidence to others

Behavioral Intelligence — Self

  • Self-control – the ability to control emotions and impulsive urges. It is an indicator of ability to stay composed and focused
  • Stress Management – the ability to withstand pressure and regulate reactions to stress
  • Conscientiousness – the capacity to take personal responsibility for performance
  • Optimism – the ability to maintain a positive perspective and achieve goals even in difficult circumstances

Emotional Intelligence — Others

  • Emotion Perception – the ability to perceive and understand emotions others are expressing
  • Empathy/Openness – the ability to consider someone else’s perspective and display openness to others’ viewpoints
  • Listening – the ability to actively listen and display an understanding of communications

Behavioral Intelligence — Others

  • Building Relationships – the ability to develop and maintain meaningful and positive relations with others
  • Influencing Others – the ability to persuade others
  • Motivating Others – the ability to motivate and guide others toward a vision or goal
  • Flexibility – the ability to adapt to new circumstances and changing priorities
  • Innovativeness – the capacity to generate novel ideas and be open to new information.

View the Behavioral EQ Explorations Whitepapers here to take an in-depth look at each Behavioral EQ competency 

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