Emotional Intelligence and Successful Leadership
August 2022
October 2022

About the study

We’re looking for participants to join a study on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. The study is conducted by EBS University for Economics and Law, in cooperation with NWOW.

The importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI)

The sensitivity to one’s own needs and those of others, as well as the ability to apply this information purposefully, is a competence that contributes to the way one deals with employees, colleagues, superiors, and oneself.

Emotions affect organisations across all levels - from interpersonal relationships and group dynamics to corporate culture. In 2020, the World Economic Forum identified EI as a key competence in job performance.

Benefits of participation

In exchange for participation, each participant will receive personalised feedback regarding their Emotional Intelligence (EI).

Additionally, team leaders will also receive feedback on three core management dimensions: transactional, transformational, and instrumental management behaviour. This feedback is based on an evaluated average of anonymous employee feedback. Results will highlight potential areas for growth.

Participation requirements

To participate in the study, you must be part of a team of 6 people, 1 manager and at least 5 direct reports, that are all willing to join the study.

Study procedure

The study uses the Geneva Emotional Competence Test (GECo Test) developed at the University of Geneva.

The time to complete the tests is approximately 1h 30 min. for supervisors and 1h 45 min. for employees.

Participation is conducted online and is available in both German and English. Please note that results will be provided in English only.

This study is conducted by the EBS University for Economics & Law, in cooperation with NWOW. It is led by Prof. Dr. Myriam N. Bechtoldt, Professor of Leadership and Dr. Felix Lorenz, Scientific Associate.

Prof. Dr. Myriam N. Bechtoldt
Professor of Leadership
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Dr. Felix Lorenz
Scientific Associate, EBS
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This study will be used for academic purposes only. Personal information and individual responses will not be disclosed to participating supervisors or your organization. For more information on how EBS will process your data, please see here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Didn't find the answer to your question on our list? Email us at connect@nwow.com and our team will get back to you in 24-48 hours. Or share your information above to schedule a call with a member of our research team.

What are the requirements to participate?

Teams must be made up of five (5) or more employees and their direct supervisor. All team members should have worked with their supervisor twenty (20) or more hours per week for a minimum of six (6) months.

How long will it take to complete the assessment?

For managers the assessment takes approximately 1h 30 minutes to complete and for team members, it takes approximately 1h 45 minutes.

Does the assessment need to be completed all at once?

It is recommended that you complete the test in one sitting. You can break it up over multiple sittings/sessions, however you may not close your browser during this time. If you do, you run the risk of losing your progress.

How long do I have to complete my test after receiving my link?

To ensure the timely turnaround of test results for all participants in your team, we ask that you kindly complete the assessment within 14 days of receiving your personalised link.

How much does it cost to participate?

Participation in the study is free. Similar Emotional Intelligence tests cost around 150 Euro per participant, however, because this is being used for academic research, it is being offered to participants at no cost.

What do I do if I lose my personalised test link?

If you're unable to find your personalised link, you can contact the EBS researchers at felix.lorenz@myebs.de to have it resent to you.