Energy Leadership Index (E.L.I)
There are two main types of assessments: Personality and Attitudinal. Personality based assessments, such as Myers Briggs and D.I.S.C. are very valuable tools that pinpoint certain personality types so that people can have more of an understanding about what their strengths and weaknesses are. By understanding your personality and how it relates to what you do, you can adapt your behavior to “work with what you have,” to function effectively.
The E.L.I. is an attitudinal assessment, which is based on an energy/action model. This assessment differs from personality assessments as it is not intended to label a person and have them work well within that label. Instead, it measures your level of energy based on your attitude, or perception and perspective of your world. Because attitude is subjective, it can be altered. By working with a coach using the E.L.I., you can alter your attitude and perspective, make a shift in your consciousness, and increase your energy and leadership effectiveness.
As part of the Energy Leadership Index assessment and debrief process, you’ll learn about the 7 levels of leadership and how much energy you currently have in the catabolic-suppressing range and in the anabolic-inspirational range. You’ll be debriefed on the findings of the assessment, and coached on how to navigate yourself to higher performance.
If you proceed on to the Energy Leadership Development System, you’ll be coached on how to become your ideal image of who you need to be as a leader for your situation, division, team, and/or company.
The Process of Leading EnergyIt’s called the Energetic Self Perception chart because based on how you perceive yourself, you exhibit or embody a certain level of energy. You’ll see to the left, core thought, in the middle, core emotion, and on the right, core action and results. That’s how the chart reads from left to right. So every level has a thought associated with it. There are a lot of other thoughts, but these are the core thoughts. In the feeling section, there are 7 core feelings. Again, a lot more emotions in between these levels. To the right, when you think and feel a certain way, you tend to act in a certain way. So the left is the cause and the right is the effect. So let’s just go through this chart quickly. Then I’ll show you how to use it to your advantage.
One thing to consider as we discuss the 7 levels of energy – each level is exponentially more powerful than the one beneath it. I’m not saying the higher levels are “better,” only higher. What you do with this information is your choice—and each level of energy has both its advantages and disadvantages.
The benefits of raising your overall consciousness and energetic level at work will be many:
- You’ll help inspire and motivate those around you,
- feel a greater sense of purpose,
- You’ll be able to make quick and accurate decisions,
- reduce stress,
- have access to your personal genius.
- All other aspects of your life will improve as well.