Measures of Emotional Intelligence

While several assessment tools for emotional intelligence in the workplace claim to be associated with Daniel Goleman, the only measure he has worked on is the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory, or ESCI, developed with his longtime colleague Richard Boyatzis, professor in the Weatherhead School of Business at Case Western Reserve University, and with the researchers at the McClelland Institute at what was formerly the HayGroup in Boston, now part of Korn Ferry.

For those coaches and human resources practitioners who wish to apply measures related to his books and articles in the Harvard Business Review, Daniel Goleman recommends:

  • Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI) – Co-designed by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Hay Group to assess the emotional and social competencies that distinguish outstanding leaders. Training and certification available from HayGroup in Boston and in London.
  • ESCI Technical Manual – Describes the most recent findings using the ESCI as well as technical details such as reliability and validity.
  • The ESCI-U is designed for use at the college and graduate school level.
  • Emotional intelligence tests evaluated – To decide which EI assessment is most appropriate for a given use, see the evaluations by the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations.