Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
EQ - a better predictor of success
Peoples' Emotional Intelligence (EQ - sometimes referred to as 'EI') is a more accurate predictor of success than their IQ. There's also a strong link between EQ and leadership. Emotional Intelligence is associated with transformational leadership.
Great leaders access their own emotional intelligence and can use it to bring out the best in their teams. EQ governs the quality of the decisions we make and the conversations we have, the presentations we make and, ultimately, the impact we have on people around us.
EQ can be learned and improved at any age, and benefits from regular practice
Old dogs may not be able to learn new tricks, but the human brain is constantly changing and learning.
Known as 'neuro-plasticity', there's a strong evidence link in recent work in neuro-science, which shows how the brain responds when we learn - and when we interact with others.
This an open system, which means that we are impacted by, and we impact upon, the emotions of the people around us. We notice and can influence when -
- The emotional tone is high or low
- Conversations are oriented towards positivity or negativity
- Actions are emotionally engaging - or emotionally charged
We will always have an impact - whether we choose to or not. We support leaders to choose that impact consciously.
Leaders don't always need to be upbeat and positive
We can, and should, create a positive environment. And genuine emotional engagement is almost more important when there is bad news to impart. It's about becoming more aware of how others around us feel and tapping into that emotional connection.
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What we offer
EQ is, essentially, a social skill that can be developed throughout life.
Forton leadership development programmes introduce and develop the principles and basic practice needed for better EQ.
We take people on a journey starting with personal discovery, then travelling into the heart of EQ as a key leadership tool, through lecture, discussion, and practice.
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How we work with you
Using our tried and tested EQ methods, we design that meet high performing leadership behaviours and reflect your organisation's values. Based with current issues and development needs, we tailor programmes to meet a range of situations that will benefit from better emotional intelligence.
|Teams & Groups - workshops, short courses and longer modules||Individuals - 1-1 coaching to build emotional intelligence|