ESCI - 360 Emotional and Social Competency Inventory

The Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) is a scientifically-validated and reliable 360 tool that assesses your emotional intelligence. It is based on the seminal work of Dr. Richard Boyatzis and Dr. Daniel Goleman, and builds on the HayGroup's 35 years of competency research. The model includes 12 emotional competencies.

For Individuals

The ESCI will give critical awareness on how people you interact with on a daily basis perceive you, both in how you manage yourself and how you manage your relationships. Once you know where you are at with regard to the 12 emotional competencies, you can start to develop a plan to enhance your emotional intelligence.

For Organizations

For organizations, the ESCI is a development tool that can be used to provide feedback on an entire work unit or department, profiling its overall strengths and development needs. Pooling the individual assessments of an entire work unit provides a comprehensive profile of the organization's or the team's emotional intelligence. This Work Force Audit can reveal key emotional gaps that may be limiting performance effectiveness.

Your employees receive a personalized report that gives those who are current leaders or who aspire to be leaders powerful insights in areas that they can develop to improve their performance.

To order your ESCI, contact us.  

View sample ESCI (.pdf 246 KB)


Clarion handles the entire diagnostic process.

The process starts by registering you to complete the online questionnaire about yourself. The ESCI compares your view of yourself to how others perceive you. 

We then ask you to nominate observers who know you well. This includes your manager, direct reports, peers, and other stakeholders such as clients. 

With the exception of your manager, all observer feedback is anonymous. The service is confidential.

Recommended Reading

"What Makes a Leader?" Harvard Business Review, November-December 1998

"Leadership That Gets Results,"  Harvard Business Review, March-April 2000

Daniel Goleman, Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence. (Boston: Harvard Business Review Press, 2016.)