Working with leaders, I find the #1 enemy to personal leadership effectiveness is their ability to manage the stress hormone cortisol.
Cortisol is released in response to fear, anxiety, and stress by the adrenal glands as part of the fight or flight mechanism. Once you feel threatened or "emotionally hijacked" the alarm to release cortisol has sounded and your body becomes mobilized and ready for action. Cortisol levels build up in the blood which wrecks havoc on the rational mind and physical body. Often leading to mis-steps and over-reactions.
Leaders who fail to emotionally self-manage these moments can sabotage their best efforts and put at risk key relationships with team members and even their clients, affecting their bottom-line results. I've worked hard over the past several years to partner one-on-one with leaders and teams to ensure they play at their best and remain smart during stressful encounters and challenging relationships.
My updated training on Emotional Intelligence includes my new Emotional Intelligence for Personal Leadership Assessment. Providing leaders real ways to score and measure their EI skills along with actionable ways to improve self-awareness, emotional self-management, personal relationships, connections and communication, optimism and resilience, and emotional health and life-balance.
Click here for a description of the program which can be customized into a keynote presentation or a half/full day training. Respected leaders from around the country call it... "the best training investment you can make."
Here's to building more emotionally intelligent leaders!
The purpose of Leadership Quest is to help professionals develop their personal leadership, vision and emotional intelligence. Everyday I strive to help leaders and teams achieve their desired goals in sales productivity, leadership, time maximization, and life-balance.