Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

  • Date: Thursday 29th September 2016

As part of our Inspiring Leaders training here at SSG we talk about Emotional Intelligence and how it can affect your success as a business leader.


Originally, the concept first surfaced in the 1960’s but Emotional Intelligence really became a popular subject when developed by Daniel Goleman in 1995.


Goleman looks at different areas of EI and suggests that mastering these is just as, if not more important than academic intelligence:

  1. Self Awareness
  2. Self Regulation
  3. Motivation
  4. Empathy
  5. Social Skills


Often, we are quick to point fingers and attribute blame when relationships break down or our people don’t respect us. Instead, Goleman suggests, modern leaders should spend more time on self reflection and carefully analyse the way they naturally react to certain stimulants.


If for example, you are self aware of your tendency to become angry in confrontational situations, self regulation can help you to control your behaviour and therefore improve the image others have of you.


Long gone are the days when steering an organisation meant simply managing tasks and teams. Now, true leadership is about engaging and motivating employees and emotional intelligence is just one of the many tools you may wish to use in order to achieve this.


For more information, please visit http://www.danielgoleman.info


Our Inspiring Leaders course is available in Plymouth. We still have a few remaining spaces on our November session so please contact our customer service team, if you would like to join us.


Source: SSG - Manuela Grossmann

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