360 Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI)
Emotional and Social Intelligence is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions effectively in ourselves and in others. It describes the behaviors that sustain people in challenging roles, or as their careers become more demanding, and it captures the qualities that help people deal effectively with change.
The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory
Based on decades of research, across hundreds of roles and organizations, the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) model describes 12 competencies that differentiate outstanding from average performers. Although all of the ESCI competencies are important, Leaders may not need to master all of them, in order to be successful. They may draw on different competencies, depending on their strengths, preferences, and the needs of the people and situations you work them.
The ESCI measures four distinct areas of ability:
Self-Awareness: recognizing and understand own emotions
Social Awareness: recognizing and understanding the emotions of others
Self-Management: effectively managing our own emotions
Relationship Management: applying emotional understanding in our dealings with others
Self-Awareness: recognizing and understanding our own emotions
An analysis of more than 300 top-level executives from fifteen global companies showed that six emotional competencies distinguished stars from the average: Influence, Team Leadership, Organizational Awareness, self-confidence, Achievement Drive, and Leadership
(Spencer, L. M., Jr., 1997).