The Power of Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman has defined Emotional Intelligence as “The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships.” Unlike IQ, that remains status quo throughout our lives, everyone has the opportunity to develop and increase their EQ. EQ is measured and applied in four different areas:

  1. Self Awareness – the conscious ability to know exactly what I am feeling in any given time, such as happy, sad, angry.
  2. Self Management – the ability to conduct myself in an appropriate manner and not let my emotions take control of my behaviour.
  3. Social Awareness – the knowledge to tune in to the emotional stance of the people around me based on the situation in which we are in.
  4. Social Management – the ability to manage the emotions of others around me to keep situations focused and show appropriate behaviour.

In today’s business world, it is very important for leaders to understand, manage and leverage emotional intelligence. At OTEC, we have introduced our new LX Leadership Xelerator series that provides companies with an opportunity to develop their new or high potential leaders through a series of focused leadership skills-building workshops. One workshop within this series is Leading with Emotional Intelligence, a dynamic half day program that enhances leadership and management effectiveness by increasing EQ skills and knowledge. By attending the LX workshops, we give participants the opportunity to interact with other leaders and to learn the skills to become effective leaders.

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Janet Morrison is OTEC's Director, Learning & Leadership Excellence responsible for directing the design, development and delivery of OTEC learning programs. She enjoys country living, culinary experiences and life-long learning.

Posted: 9/27/2016 12:16:02 PM by jamie | with 0 comments
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