Yesterday, understanding yourself and others felt like a luxury. Today it is a necessity.
Leadership skills are usually fairly recognizable. People who take initiative, who have a vision, and who can strategize, plan and accomplish goals to achieve their vision are considered good leaders. But in the last several years we have come to recognize a different type of skill that is innate in a truly good leader.
That’s where emotional intelligence crosses paths with strong leadership. Historically, emotional intelligence was looked at as “nice to have” or “optional” and a “soft skill”. We now understand that it is one of our most vital core skills and that the correlation between advanced leadership and strong emotional intelligence is as high as 92%. Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is “the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions; to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships, and to manage your own and others’ emotions.”
This course utilizes the work and research of Daniel Goleman, Bob Anderson, Claudio Naranjo, John Gottman, and many other organizational strategists and psychologists. This core competencies session gives you a general understanding and a workshop following can be specialized to offer deeper dives on specific elements of EQ and examples and context.