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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Train managers to identify and manage emotions for effective leadership.

  • We live in a stress-filled, fast-paced world, and it can be all too easy to become overwhelmed with everyday pressures.
  • How we respond to these stresses and manage our emotions is the deciding factor when it comes to job and life satisfaction, psychological health, and leadership effectiveness.
  • Your emotions impact the way you process information, make decisions, behave, and interact with others, including how you resolve conflict and build relationships.
  • Managers need to find a better way to manage their emotions to successfully lead others and deal with everyday stresses.

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Critical Insight

  • Emotional intelligence (EI) significantly impacts your leaders’ ability to be effective in their roles. The number one cause of executive derailment involves a deficiency in EI.
  • EI is all about two things:
    • Understanding yourself and developing the personal competency of being able to identify, manage, and express your emotions effectively.
    • Developing social competency to handle interpersonal relationships effectively.
  • EI is the foundational piece to improving other leadership competencies, such as communication, change management, conflict management, and influence.

Impact and Result

  • At the heart of leadership is managing relationships, and EI is what enables managers to navigate these interpersonal relationships successfully.
  • Leaders have direct influence over the culture of their team and work environment, so the role their emotional intelligence plays in achieving organizational effectiveness is significant.
  • A leader’s emotional intelligence correlates with their team’s engagement levels.


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