When most people think of intelligence, they visualize a mathematician solving equations, a composer creating great musical works, or a philosopher seeking to understand the meaning of life. But there are many forms of intelligence. Howard Gardner, professor at Harvard University, developed the theory of multiple intelligences, which states that there are seven distinct types. His research serves as the foundation of emotional intelligence, a trait which is often overlooked, yet is crucial for success as a business leader.
According to Forbes Magazine, "People with strong emotional intelligence are more likely to succeed than those with high IQs or relevant experience. "Fortunately, emotional intelligence is not fixed, and can be improved with greater self-awareness and practice of specific strategies.
This training will help you gain a deeper understanding of the five areas of emotional intelligence (EQ) as they relate to a leadership role. In addition, specific strategies that are tailored to individual needs for improving emotional intelligence will be shared. During this training, participants will:
- Understand the connection between high emotional intelligence and performance, interaction with others, and leadership potential
- Become more self-aware regarding their own emotional intelligence, and develop a specific plan of action to increase EQ and reach their full leadership potential and make the most positive contribution to the business
- Gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their leadership team, colleagues and employees, which will help them understand and plan for specific professional development needs
- Learn which qualities are most important to look for when interviewing and hiring new employees with high emotional intelligence. The result is higher retention rates and increased morale, which result in significant cost saving.
Dr. Bashant uses the EQ-i 2.0, one of the most scientifically validated Emotional Intelligence instruments on the market today, to measure the interaction between a person and his or her environment, then presents results in both numerical and graphical form.