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How to Become an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

The Emotionally Intelligent Leader Programme is here to improve your understanding of emotions and emotional intelligence. Explore and practise tools and techniques for applying EI in leadership and creating high performance in others. Develop self and other awareness and learn how to build resilience in the workplace.

There is an abundance of research on the impact emotions have on an individuals’ performance in the workplace. It shows that people often perform their worst when they experience unproductive feelings, such as feeling frustrated, concerned, stressed, inadequate, and fearful.

Research also shows that people perform their best when they feel involved in purposeful work that develops who they are… and when they feel valued, cared for, consulted, respected, informed and understood.

So, how can developing your leadership help ensure your people feel and perform their best?

Leadership is fundamentally about facilitating performance, getting others to do their best, and to do their work effectively and efficiently. One of the most robust, consistent findings in the area of social sciences is that there is a direct link between the way people feel and the way people perform. As such, leaders need to be skilled at identifying, understanding and influencing emotion within themselves and others in order to inspire performance.

Emotionally intelligent leadership is about leaders intelligently using emotions to facilitate high performance in themselves and others.

In the Emotionally Intelligent Leader programme, participants first partake in a personal Genos EI Leadership Assessment, in order to understand “how they are showing up at work.”