Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence (EQ)—the ability to understand, express, and navigate emotions—is crucial to the success of leaders and teams.

EQ enables leaders to build trust, communicate well, inspire others, and lead more effectively.

Research by Daniel Goleman, John D. Mayer, Peter Salovey, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee, and others shows that emotionally intelligent leaders relate more positively to people at work, are viewed by their colleagues as more capable, competent and confident, and are more likely to succeed in their roles and careers.

Leaders who are emotionally intelligent:
  • Have deep self-awareness
  • Regulate their own emotions, responses, and reactions
  • Are intrinsically motivated
  • Show empathy for others
  • Build strong networks
  • Demonstrate successful social skills, such as managing interpersonal relationships up, down, and across the organization

The Leading with Emotional Intelligence workshop helps participants understand the importance of emotional intelligence, delivers research-based techniques to expand emotional intelligence, and applies these skills to real-world scenarios.

Participants learn to:
  • Recognize and manage their own emotions at work
  • Read and respond to the emotions of others
  • Become more empathetic collaborators and contributors
  • Relate better to managers, peers, direct reports, and teams
  • Coach others to develop their own emotional intelligence

Increasing their emotional intelligence helps leaders create engaging, inspiring work environments where self-direction and self-motivation thrive, even in turbulent times.