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  • Writer's pictureJaclyn T. Badeau

What’s a tip on building your Reality Testing EQ leadership skill?

Let’s think about it…

It depends on how often you use your reality testing EQ Leadership skills… Before we dive in, lets refresh our memory on what flexing these skills may look like: can assess situations fairly and accurately; grounded; verifies one’s thoughts/emotions against other data; makes sensible decisions.

To learn more about your own reality testing, you can take an EQ self-assessment or EQ 360 assessment. With this information, we would have a ton of information to customize a plan to develop your leadership skills.

Tip, generally speaking: if you frequently use your reality testing skills, then your team likely turns to you for the hard facts when it comes to decision making and goal setting. As a result, you are likely to find yourself setting and pursuing meaningful and achievable goals. Be aware, however, of when your objectivity gets in the way of your creativity and willingness to set stretch goals.

Tip, generally speaking: if you don’t use your reality testing skills that often, then you may fall victim to gathering information that fits your preexisting assumptions. You should focus on reducing the irrational self-talk that clouds your judgment. When you are required to make a decision, size up a situation, or give advice, go through a mental SWOT analysis as soon as you find yourself relying on preexisting assumptions. Find evidence for strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. Then ask a trusted colleague to go through the same SWOT process to make sure that what you identified is confirmed by an outside source.

To learn additional tips and tricks on how to enhance your reality testing and other EQ leadership skills and to learn more about EQ Coaching and EQ assessments, please reach out to chat.

*Tips from MHS Assessments

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