According to world-renowned psychologist Daniel Goleman, the differences between Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ) are as follows –
‘IQ tells you what level of cognitive complexity a person can manage in their job; you need high levels for top management, professions and sciences while lower levels work fine in lower echelons. EI sets apart which managers, professionals or scientists will be the best leaders’
In addition, he states that 80-90% of the difference between average and excellent leaders is solely down to emotional competence.
Put simply, having job-specific skills and an appropriate IQ are immediate entry-requirements for any role, from post-room assistant to Global Head of Derivatives Trading at Goldman Sachs but the skills developed on our EI workshop both improve performance and allow you to retain these gains over your management career.
While both EI and IQ have undoubted value, Emotional Intelligence is now recognised as one of the most important factors in determining and recognising outstanding leadership and management skills. In a recent study by CareerBuilder, the largest employment website in the US, they found that over 70% of employers value Emotional Intelligence over IQ.
Delivered by some of the UKs leading EI experts and facilitators, our workshop focuses on –
- The concept and principles of EI
- The impact of EI and the reasons it means more to employers than IQ
- How EI skills directly (and positively) impact how effectively people work with each other
- Understanding the characteristics of an emotionally intelligent manager
- Giving you the skills and techniques that will enable you to factor EI into your management style
- How to motivate and inspire your team using EI to increase productivity and profitability
- Recognising, using, understanding and managing emotions in yourself and your staff
Every aspect of your working life – strategic thinking, self-management, self-awareness, relationship building, liaison with clients, suppliers, stakeholders and employees, effective management, conflict resolution, motivation, deal-making and social awareness – is dependent on how our emotions are used and managed.
Our workshop will give you the skills and competencies to incorporate EI into your managerial style and to reap the benefits of a more productive and profitable working environment.
For more information on our Emotional Intelligence workshops and to discuss availability and booking, please contact us today.