I recently conducted a series of Experiential Workshops on "Emotional Intelligence" as part of a Senior Leadership Development Program.
In a nutshell, Emotional Intelligence (popularized by Daniel Goleman) emphasizes the need for:
+ Self Awareness
+ Managing Emotions
+ Social Skills
The Workshop was delivered through highly experiential techniques of Practicing Mindfulness, Reflection, Role Plays & Case Studies.
The Biggest Takeaways being:
1. Emotional Intelligence is about managing emotions of Self and the Ability to Understanding other's emotions - in personal & professional relationships.
2. Learning never stops... A Leader has to unlearn and learn continuously towards becoming a Greater Leader.
3. Leadership comes with Responsibility. The Responsibility to Create Leaders for the Future.
It was an enriching experience for the Leaders and to me as a facilitator.
"Successful Leaders have high Emotional Quotient (EQ) which correlates with their accelerated Growth journey."