What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is about how and what we do. It is different from our Intelligence Quotient (IQ) which is a measure of our intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is considered by many people to more important than IQ when it comes to success in both our work and personal lives. The Harvard Business Review (among others) considers good Emotional Intelligence essential to career success and has published many articles on the topic.
EQ consists of four key components:
3. social awareness
4. relationship management
These components combined translate into the ability to recognize one’s own emotions and those of others. It enables us to label our emotions and feelings appropriately, be able to use our deductions and conclusions to guide our thinking and behavior, and to effectively manage social interactions and relationships. Daniel Golman, considered by many to the leading founder of the EQ concept as it applies to our work lives, discovered in his research that 67% of all competencies deemed essential for high performance were related to our Emotional Intelligence.
Does Emotional Intelligence really play a role in my career?
Have you ever wondered why your technical expertise or knowledge was not recognized, or why you were overlooked for a career advancement? Have you been passed over when others were consulted to help solve a difficult problem or make an important decision? Perhaps it’s your EQ.
Benefits of developing high Emotional Intelligence include:
• better stress management
• an improved ability to work more effectively and collaboratively with others
• the ability to build and maintain effective relationships
• the ability to get others to recognize and appreciate our skills and accomplishments
• the ability to influence the advancement of your career
• the ability to be strengthen the skills of Supervisors, Managers and Leaders overall
• the ability to give better/more effective feedback
It is often said that your skills and experience may help you to get the job, while your Emotional Intelligence will ultimately determine your overall success and how far you take your career.
Who should watch this introductory presentation?
Anyone seeking to build influence with others, who wants to be more effective in their day to day work and derive some of the benefits described above.
What can I expect to get out of this presentation?
• Begin to learn the signs of high Emotional Intelligence, and some of the strategies to help improve it.
• Begin to understand how enhancing Emotional Intelligence connects to success in other areas.
• Gain insight into related skills that together, with improved Emotional intelligence, can benefit your career overall.
About Brent Borgundvaag, the session facilitator:
Brent is an experienced Human Resource development specialist and professional coach with strong coaching and facilitation skills. For over 15 years, Brent has been working with people at all levels of an organization; from front line employees to senior executives and leaders. He specializes in the area of Emotional Intelligence related skills development, leadership effectiveness, communication effectiveness, sales effectiveness, corporate vision, and personal and professional goal development.