Genos EI

It was originally conceptualized by Ben Palmer and Con Stough as a specific need was felt to design a model for business leaders, human resource professionals to identify employees for learning and development at the workplace. The model has six core emotional intelligence competencies which is as follows;


·       Emotional self-awareness – Being aware of the way one feels as well as the impact one’s feelings can have on decisions, behaviour and performance.

·       Emotional awareness of others – Perceiving, understanding and acknowledging the way others feel so as to demonstrate empathy.

·       Authenticity – Openly, honestly and effectively expressing oneself, being transparent and keeping commitments.

·       Emotional reasoning – Considering and using your one’s and others’ feelings decision making, integrating with facts and technical information as well as communicating this process to others

·       Self- management – Managing one’s own mood and emotions, time and behaviour, even in high pressure and demanding contexts.

·       Positive influence – Creating positive and healthy work environment by impacting others’ feelings through problem solving, feedback and support.


Cooper and Sawaf in their book Executive EQ, developed a model of emotional intelligence which includes four components:


·       Emotional literacy – It refers to the knowledge of one’s own emotions and how they function.

·       Emotional fitness – It includes emotional hardiness and flexibility.

·       Emotional depth – It is described as emotional intensity and potential for growth.

Emotional alchemy – It is the ability to use emotion to spark creativity