Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a cornerstone of leadership development. In this class, we will review a common EI model, look at our own levels of EI, and discuss how we can grow our EI skills to help us be more skilled leaders.
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Emotional Intelligence Quick Facts
- Emotional intelligence is among the ten most in-demand skills and will be through at least 2025. (World Economic Forum)
- Out of 34 essential workplace skills, emotional intelligence was found to be the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58% of success in all types of jobs. (TalentSmart)
Emotional Intelligence Resources
- Complete the Emotional Intelligence Self-Assessment
- Read Emotional Intelligence in Leadership: Why It's Important
- Watch Daniel Goleman Introducing Emotional Intelligence (5 and half minutes)
- Read: Utilizing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace
- Podcast: Building Team Emotional Intelligence
- Article: Developing Emotional Intelligence with CliftonStrengths
Talking Emotional Intelligence With Your Staff
Emotionally intelligent teams are known to be more productive, creative, resilient, and overall achieve better outcomes. The baseline is that people like to be respected, known, understood, and cared for. When these attitudes become the norm among a group, they in turn care more about their success working together.
- Take 5-10 minutes at your next staff meeting to tell your staff about the class. You don’t have to be a subject expert to share one or two key points about what you learned.
- Share any or all of the resources here with your team.
- If you want the group to have a follow-up conversation, be specific about what your expectation is. Example: “Please read <<resource>> and be prepared to discuss it at our meeting on <<date>>”