Emotional Capital Report (ECR)

The Emotional Capital Report (ECRÓ) by Martyn L. Newman, Ph.D., and Judy Purse MAPS., is a self-report survey tool designed to measure an individual’s emotional intelligence. The development of the Emotional Capital Report was based primarily on findings from extensive research on the relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership. It provides an efficient, valid assessment of the emotional intelligence factors that support effective leadership behaviors based on a well-researched model of emotional intelligence – emotional capital (Newman, 2007).

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The ECR 360 is a multi-rater edition of the ECR. Used in conjunction with the ECR, the ECR 360 combines a self-report with a multi-rater assessment to provide a complete 360-degree overview of an individual’s emotional intelligence.

The ECR & ECR 360 offer a unique assessment of the components of emotional intelligence that are empirically linked to the specific behaviors of successful leaders. They provide a brief, scientifically valid assessment of emotional intelligence as well as a comprehensive leadership report for developing personal emotional capital, including: A Total Emotional Capital score, scores on 10 emotional and social competencies that are linked to effective leadership, and a score on a validity scale that measures positive response bias. The report also contains: narrative descriptions of the leadership behaviors associated with each competency score; coaching strategies for developing emotional intelligence and leadership; and an action plan for designing a personal blueprint to build emotional capital.

The ECR Selection is an effective tool for talent identification and selecting high-performing employees. In addition to providing scores on the ten emotional and social competencies of emotional intelligence, the ECR Selection provides a guide to the interpretation of scores that can be explored during a behavioral interview. The interaction of high scores and low scores are explored in light of their potential impact on performance, and key follow-up questions are presented to guide the interview. A Summary Evaluation section provides an opportunity to evaluate the level of confidence in the candidate’s emotional intelligence strengths and development needs as well as an opportunity for making recommendations.

The Emotional Capital Group Report provides the aggregate scores of a group of individuals for the purpose of understanding the strengths and develop opportunities for a working group or team.

The ECR takes approximately 10 to 12 minutes to complete online. Once the assessment is complete the candidate has the option of downloading their report immediately, as well as the option of sending their report to a third party – typically a professional coach certified in the interpretation of the ECR.


Inner Focus
This cluster of competencies enables you to develop your leadership presence and communicate authentically and openly. The cluster includes:
Self-Knowing – the capacity to recognize how your feelings and emotions impact upon your personal opinions, attitudes and judgments;
Self-Control – the capacity to control your emotions well and restrain your actions until you have time to think rationally;
Self-Confidence – the ability to accept and respect yourself and essentially like the person you are;
Self-Reliance – the power to be independent in planning and making important decisions and the ability to take responsibility for yourself.

Other Focus
These competencies enable you to grasp the emotional dimensions of a business situation and enhance your capacity to influence others to achieve productive outcomes. The cluster includes:

Empathy – the capacity to be aware of, understand, and appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others;
Relationship Skills – your people skills define your knack for establishing collaborative and mutually rewarding relationships characterized by positive expectations;
Straightforwardness – the ability to communicate your feelings, thoughts and beliefs openly in a straightforward way.

Outer Focus
These competencies enable you to take on new challenges and respond creatively and effectively to new opportunities. The cluster includes:
Adaptability – involves your capacity to react well to change and adjust your emotions, thoughts and behavior to changing situations and be receptive to new ideas;
Optimism – your capacity to sense opportunities and focus on the possibilities of what can be achieved. Genuine optimism determines your level of resilience and your ability to bounce back from setback;
Self-Actualization – is the source of your emotional energy. It can also be thought of as a skill belonging to inner focus, but in reality, it’s the skill that enables you to maintain an enthusiastic commitment to long-term goals and maintain a view of the big picture.

RocheMartin offers a two-day and three-day ECR & ECR 360 certification training that qualifies individuals to administrate and interpret the ECR & ECR 360. Cerrtificatiomn can be delivered via our on-demand digital service, a dedicated webinar course or face-to-face training.

Newman, M., Purse, J., Smith, K., & Broderick, J. (2015). Assessing Emotional Intelligence in Leaders and Organizations: Reliability and Validity of the Emotional Capital Report (ECR). The Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology, Volume 8, January 2015.

Newman, M., & Smith, K. (2014). Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Labor: A Comparison Study Using the Emotional Capital Report (ECR). Education and Society, 32(1), 41–62.

Smith, K., Newman, M., Ledain, S., & Zajda, J. (2018) The Emotional Intelligence Sports Inventory (ESi): A cross-cultural analysis - Australia, Wales, and England. Learning and Teaching, 19(1),7-28.

Saunders, J., Smith, K, Newman, M., & Rawlins, J. (2011). The Emotional Intelligence Sports Inventory (ESi): A preliminary cross-cultural analysis. Paper presented at the BPS Sports Psychology Conference: Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Newman, M. L. (2008). Emotional Capitalists - The New Leaders. London:John Wiley & Sons.

Newman, M. L. (2007). The ECR & ECR 360 Technical Manual. Melbourne: RocheMartin Institute.

Dr. Martyn L Newman received his PhD from the University of Sydney and holds an MA from GTU at the University of California, Berkeley, a Masters of Psychology from Monash University, Melbourne, and a Doctor of Psychology from La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Dr. Newman has held academic posts as Senior Lecturer at the University of East London and the School of Psychology, ACU National. In addition to the ECR & ECR 360, he is the author of Emotional Capitalists - The Ultimate Guide to Developing Emotional Intelligence for Leaders, and the Emotional Intelligence Sports Inventory, the world’s first psychological inventory to measure how emotional intelligence competencies support elite sports performance.

Judy Purse MAPS, is a corporate psychologist widely regarded for her business experience and strong background in designing and delivering professional development profiles and leadership training programs for organizations. Ms. Purse has developed a number of psychometric instruments and reports, and has designed, developed and delivered psychometric surveys for many leading international organizations.







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