Harry Lansley

Harry Lansley

Emotional Intelligence Specialist

The Future of Emotional Intelligence is here. How ‘e-Factor®’ is Setting a New Gold Standard.

Launching in mid-June, register your interest now and be the first to get your e-Factor score.  

Emotional Intelligence (EI), popularised by Daniel Goleman, has become a key measure in understanding how people navigate social complexities, make decisions, and manage their personal emotions effectively. 

While ‘IQ’ reflects our cognitive abilities, it’s our Emotional Intelligence that helps determine the quality of our interactions, relationships and life. It’s not surprising that experts and organisations have long been engaged in developing EI assessments and producing solutions to support individuals and businesses in developing their EI skills.

Enter e-Factor, a new gold standard of Emotional Intelligence assessment that is transforming our understanding and development of these critical life skills.

The e-Factor assessment isn’t just another emotional intelligence measurement tool. It distinguishes itself through a triangulation methodology. The e-Factor approach incorporates a self-report, a 360-degree report, and an objective situational judgement test, providing a comprehensive, multifaceted picture of an individual’s EI, far more in-depth and accurate than traditional methods.

Harnessing the Power of Triangulation

Triangulation, often used within scientific research, involves using multiple methods or data sources to have confidence in the outputs. In the case of e-Factor, triangulation is used to reveal a more complete and robust picture of an individual’s Emotional Intelligence.

  • Self-Report: Self-report measures are an introspective assessment of one’s emotional Intelligence. While self-perceptions can sometimes be biased, or limited by low self-awareness, they provide a crucial insight into an individual’s self-concept and perceived strengths and weaknesses.
  • 360-degree report: This aspect gathers perspectives from different individuals in an individual’s life, such as managers, peers, and subordinates in a workplace context, or friends and family in a more personal setting. This feedback can help identify blind spots and provide a more balanced view of an individual’s Emotional Intelligence.
  • Objective situational judgement test: This unique component tests how an individual navigates various social and emotional scenarios, assessing their knowledge, understanding, skills, and abilities to recognise, understand, and manage emotions in real-life circumstances. It adds another layer of rigour to the overall evaluation.

Making ‘Soft Skills’ a Hard Intelligence

This e-Factor approach to EI measurement turns this often perceived ‘soft skill’ into a ‘hard’ intelligence, moving beyond vague concepts and translating them into concrete, measurable data. 

The triangulation provides an encompassing analysis, reducing the bias associated with any single or double source assessment, and enables a more accurate and actionable EI profile.

An improved understanding of EI can give individuals a greater awareness of their own and others’ emotional responses. This knowledge can then be leveraged to improve interpersonal communication, leadership skills, conflict resolution, and overall emotional well-being.

Organisations can use these insights to improve communications, manage talent, develop teams, match individuals to roles where they can maximise their potential, and develop training programs targeting specific areas of improvement. It’s a game-changer for human resource management, recruitment, learning and development, leadership development, and personal growth.


In a world increasingly recognising the value of Emotional Intelligence, the e-Factor test is a game-changer. Combining self-reports, 360-degree feedback, and situational judgement tests providing a rich, multifaceted stocktake of an individual’s Emotional Intelligence that goes far beyond what current assessments offer.

Emotional Intelligence is no longer on the periphery – it deserves to be rightfully acknowledged as hard, measurable intelligence that can be nurtured and developed. The e-Factor test is paving the way for this transformation. How we understand and measure Emotional Intelligence will never be the same again.

It’s a new dawn for Emotional Intelligence. Welcome to the era of the e-Factor.

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Harry Lansley

Harry Lansley

Emotional Intelligence Specialist