Leading with Emotional Intelligence
About the Program
Strategic thinking, planning, decision making, financial acumen—these and other “hard” skills are the competencies on which leaders have traditionally been judged. In the last few decades, however, businesspeople have come to understand that there is another dimension to successful leadership: building solid working relationships with those critical to your success. This entails more than intellectual prowess; it requires a high level of Emotional Intelligence, or E.I.
On the intellectual level, team members may agree with and respect their leader, but if they don’t “resonate” it is highly unlikely that they will ever fully support or be inspired by their leader’s vision and goals. And, in today’s matrixed business world, we all need to collaborate with people from other functions over whom we have no positional authority. Success requires building, sustaining, or rebuilding trust and establishing strong connections based on mutual respect and understanding, with team members as well as with functional colleagues.
Leading with Emotional Intelligence is designed for both intact teams in order to to raise the emotional competency and performance of team members, and for individuals seeking to raise their ability to work effectively with others.
The program utilizes the E.I. assessment instruments provided by the Hay Group. We begin by raising participants’ awareness of the 18 Emotional Competencies that are needed to build strong relationships, then helping them identify their current level of proficiency in each. With input from the facilitator and fellow participants, each attendee will develop concrete plans to increase E.I. in his or her development areas. The session provides opportunities to practice these new skills.
An added benefit: The E.I. breakthroughs that participants make during this program will have a significant impact on all aspects of their personal and professional lives.
Who Should Attend:
Leaders and managers on all levels as well as individual contributors. This program will be especially helpful to anyone who must influence and obtain the buy-in of others to implement his or her ideas and vision.
By the end of the “Leading with Emotional Intelligence” program, participants will have:
- Completed the 360-degree Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI) to identify their competencies, strengths, and development opportunities
- Reviewed their scores with a Guttman coach
- Learned the skills that will help them enhance their E.I. in each of the competency areas
- Practiced using the skills
- Made concrete plans to begin using the skills back on the job
Assessment and analysis of skills, facilitator and peer coaching, application
Note: When delivered for intact teams, the process is designed to heighten each team member's awareness of what they, as individuals and as a team, need to do to release their potential. Team members review each other’s scores, practice the "peer-coach model" to identify strengths and development opportunities, assess the relationship between individual and team scores, develop a profile of their entire team and make plans to raise the team’s collective E.I. Quotient.