Encore: EQ Leadership from the founder


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Today’s guest, Dr. Reuven Bar-on is one of the originators of the research on Emotional and Social Intelligence going back into the 1980’s. EQ was coined by Dr. Bar-on in 1985. How and when did his research start on EQ? How did he develop his popular EQ Assessment called the Emotional Quotient Inventory or EQi? How is it used today in Leadership development? What are the best ways to raise a leaders’ EQ? Today’s guest is Dr. Reuven Bar-On is an internationally known expert and pioneer in the field of emotional intelligence and has been involved in defining, measuring and applying various aspects of this construct since 1980. The “Bar-On model” is described as one of three leading approaches to emotional intelligence. Dr. Reuven Bar-On earned his doctorate in South Africa, and currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where he is in charge of directing EI-related research.

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