In the intricate dance of effective leadership, one element stands out as the true game-changer: Emotional Intelligence. It’s the driving force behind positive results, the secret sauce that propels us forward.

Picture this: the ability to navigate the intricate landscape of your emotions, coupled with a keen awareness of the situations unfolding around you. It’s a powerful tool, not just for solo journeys but especially when leading and collaborating within a team.

In today’s dynamic society, mastering the art of understanding and responding to your emotions, skillfully managing stress, and being acutely aware of the ripple effect of your words and actions is nothing short of essential. Emotional intelligence isn’t a fleeting management trend—it’s a robust toolkit for leaders and teams aiming not just to meet but to exceed goals. It’s the key to cultivating strong work relationships, both internally and with customers, and to creating a vibrant, productive workplace culture.

As we usher in the new year, let’s ditch the unrealistic resolutions. Instead, let’s make a commitment to harness the power of the #1 predictor of professional success, personal excellence, and extraordinary leadership: Emotional Intelligence.

And since I am your #1 believer, over the next few weeks, we’ll go on a deep dive into the core competencies of Emotional Intelligence.

I’m thrilled to guide you through this masterclass, serving as your mentor.
Together, we’ll elevate your emotional intelligence, empowering you to elevate not just your relationships but also your career, business, and every facet of your life to unprecedented heights. 

Brace yourselves for a transformative journey and the ripple effect it can have on every aspect of your life!

Here’s to your success in 2024!


As a master storyteller, Steve has unparalleled ability to communicate dynamic business and leadership truths through stories, anecdotes and humor. Harness the power of the “number one” predictor of professional success, impact, leadership, high performance and sustainable relationships in business and life. Steve’s highest rated keynote presentation.

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“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. ”

About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.