Emotional Intelligence for Extraordinary Leadership

As an expert in the field of Emotional Intelligence I try to stay up on the latest relevant research, which is why I've been reading Emotional Intelligence 2.0. It echoes what I say in my EI presentations, "Emotional Intelligence is the #1 predictor of success." 

This week, I'd like to share my Emotional Intelligence for Extraordinary Leadership keynote and team training description with you, click here. It has been my most popular speaking topic, and after reading this book, I am reassured why. 

I'd also like to share the words from Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Disfunction of a Team, about Emotional Intelligence 2.0:

"Not education. Not experience. Not knowledge or intellectual horsepower. None of these serve as an adequate predictor as to why one person succeeds and another doesn't. There is something else going on that society doesn't seem to account for. 

We see examples of this every day in our workplaces, our homes, our churches, our schools and our neighborhoods. We observe supposedly brilliant and well-educated people struggle, while others with fewer obvious skills or attributes flourish. And we ask ourselves why? 

The answer almost always has to do with this concept called emotional intelligence. And while it is harder to identify and measure than IQ or experience, and certainly difficult to capture on a resume, it's power cannot be denied. 

And by now, it's not exactly a secret. People have been talking about emotional intelligence for a while, but somehow they haven't been able to harness it's power. After all, as a society we continue to focus most of our self-improvement energy in the pursuit of knowledge, experience, intelligence and education. This would be fine if we could honestly say we had a full understanding of our emotions, not to mention the emotions of others, and an understanding of how our emotions influence our lives so fundamentally every day. 

I think the reason for this gap between the popularity of emotional intelligence as a concept and its application in society is twofold. First, people just don't understand it. They often mistake emotional intelligence for a form of charisma or gregariousness. Second, they don't see it as something that can be improved. Either you have it or you don't. 

By understanding what emotional intelligence really is and how we can manage it in our lives, we can begin to leverage all of that intelligence, education and experience we've been storing up for all these years."

Make the best training investment of the year with my Emotional Intelligence for Extraordinary Leadership keynote or team training. Here's to developing emotionally intelligent leaders! 

For information on keynote presentations, team workshops, and one on one coaching, contact Steve at: steve@stevegutzler.com or call: (425) 681-9871.

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.