EI 101: The Practical What, Why, and How of Emotional Intelligence

Employers of choice acknowledge emotionally intelligent behavior as a fresh perspective on professionalism, and reap the benefits in retention and employee engagement.

Based on the groundbreaking work of field leaders with over 30 years of research behind them, this session looks at the implications of “EQ” not IQ, for personal excellence and relationship building.

A growing body of evidence indicates that emotional intelligence is more predictive of achievement and promotability than either advanced degrees or technical expertise. We’ll examine the far-reaching implications of Emotional Intelligence for the cultivation of personal excellence and outstanding service. Resources will be shared on practical strategies for building EI in individuals, teams and even whole organizations. As a result, you’ll improve your ability to influence others, lead productive meetings and coach effectively.

Participants will examine 20+ criteria for improving their own and their employees’ emotional intelligence plus concrete strategies for cultivating EI in self and others. You’ll learn about these criteria, start an informal self-assessment of your own strengths and weaknesses, and learn strategies for creating a culture in which people thrive.

Participants will explore:

  • Informally assessing your own EI
  • Defining the “20 abilities that matter” EI components
  • Thinking about how to develop high EI behavior and leadership within your organization
  • Applying EI to improve skills in coaching, mentoring, and conflict management