Webinar: Emotional Intelligence as a Catalyst: The Move from Old School to New School Leadership

March 10, 2014

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Presented by Ed David Cory, EI Training Company

Thursday March 13 | 11 AM EST

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The world has been stuck in a dominance paradigm since we first learned we could dominate others through force. Autocratic, authoritarian leadership depends on this paradigm of dominating others, however, the world is moving away from this dominance paradigm to a partnership paradigm in which we work more through relationships. Leadership is evolving to meet with these changes in how society relates with one another, but the skills required to partner well – emotional intelligence skills – often get overlooked. Join David Cory, leadership development specialist, as he reviews the world’s most comprehensive model of EQ and the 15 EQ competencies that make up this model.

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Webinar: Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

February 24, 2014

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Presented by Ed Hennessy, Leadership Call LLC

Thursday March 6 | 1PM EST

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Today’s fast-paced and complex business environment requires leaders who can cope more easily in stressful situations, exude confidence, and be flexible and optimistic. This webcast will explore the exciting topic of emotional intelligence (EI) and how it provides the foundation for the qualities and characteristics of an effective leader. Participants will look at the world’s first scientifically validated model of EI, the EQ-i 2.0, and understand how leadership connects to specific EI skills. The webcast also will present a plan to cultivate EI and empower one’s ability to create greater leadership effectiveness. Attendees will:

  • learn about EI, the EQ-i 2.0, and specific EI skills
  • understand the connection between leadership and EI
  • identify specific EI skills that enhance leadership effectiveness
  • create a plan to cultivate EI growth.

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Webinar Preparation: How’s Your Resilience Meter?

January 24, 2014

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Webinar: Managing Your Resilience Meter – A Guide to Positivity, Productivity and Well-Being

Presented by Marcia Hughes, Collaborative Growth

Wednesday January 29 | 1 PM EST

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ARTICLE: How’s Your Resilience Meter?
By Marcia Hughes

Give yourself one of the best gifts available – expand your resilience.  Sustainable behavior change is a lifestyle change, not a whim. That’s very much the truth for expanding your resilience.  Scientist and leading scholar in the field of positive psychology, Barbara Fredrickson reports that in their entire research program in resilience they found that the key active ingredient supporting those with higher resilience is positivity, which includes openness and a better ability to keep things in perspective and see the bigger picture.

A frequent challenge raised by our coaching clients relates to managing their resilience. They may talk about putting up with one challenge after another as a new program is being unveiled until they finally lose their composure.  Or the challenge may be significant personal issues that are taking so much of their energy and drawing upon their flexibility dramatically that when one more thing happens – at work, at home or anywhere they become unusually inflexible, emotional or just walk away leaving things unresolved.

Stephan (not his real name) is a good example.  Most of the time, things are fine; he can manage work and personal demands.  He has a good education, a reliable job with mid-management responsibilities, and a loving family.  Just like happens to most of us, each of these good parts have challenges.  His parents are in their 80’s and require a

lot of attention.  Recently his dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and his mom has arthritis to the point she can’t take care of him.  His teenage children need a great deal of time from him and his wife.  It’s hard, yet he keeps telling himself that in a few years it’ll be easier. For now Stephan is committed to giving his all to helping his parents, his kids, serving at his church and then there’s his job. His position has a lot of stress with it and most weeks require 45 to 50 hours of work plus his commute.  Usually he juggles

everything well enough. Then his boss informed him that the big report he and his team have worked on for two months is needed in two days instead of the two weeks they were supposed to have to complete it well.  Stephan hit the roof. He yelled at his boss, refused to meet the deadline. Told his staff to just quit and take the rest of the day off.

It wasn’t a pretty picture. That was a few weeks ago.  Stephan is working in his coaching with the aftermath of his outburst, as well as what brought him to it. Our focus includes understanding his challenges and building ways to stay in touch with his resilience meter to help guide his behavior.

Strategies for Expanding Resilience

You, just like Stephan, can choose from several strategies to expand and maintain your resilience. Six of the sixteen EQi skills particularly support resilience strength. Act now to support your health and well-being by following a resilience enhancing strategy such

as:

  • Meditation.
  • Recognizing that you are a part of something purposeful that’s bigger than you.
    • Expanding your happiness through gratitude or embracing and valuing your connections with others.
    • Building your optimism by expecting what works to keep on happening and get even larger.
    • Embracing your Bigger Yes – by living priorities that call for time with loved ones, time to exercise, time for you – all which expand your stress tolerance capacity.
    • Perceiving yourself with healthy self-regard by being able to view your strengths, challenges, and neutral zones and feel good about who you are.
    • Exercising your emotional self-awareness by noticing your emotions, recognizing how you feel and why and continuing to call forth positive emotions.

Resilience is the ability to recover readily from illness, depression, or adversity; it’s a form of buoyancy. Fortunately, your resilience can be expanded – it’s a personal skill that may have some components of genetic predisposition but can be influenced and grown as one of your most reliable assets. However, it does require continuous upkeep.  Growing the skill requires awareness and practice. Your journey is one of developing new habits that may not only change your social and psychological take on life but may well improve your health as well.

Six Emotional Intelligence Skills

There is a strong connection between the strength of your resilience and 6 of the 16 skills measured by the EQi 2.0:  stress tolerance, emotional self-awareness, self-regard, optimism, impulse control and flexibility.

These EI skills are ones that are more self-oriented rather than other-oriented because resilience is an internal state. You’ve probably heard that you need to take care of yourself before you have the strength and resilience to take care of others well. The metaphor most call to mind readily is when oxygen is needed on an airplane you need

to put your own oxygen mask on before you start helping others. You know why – you’ll black out quickly and be a problem rather than a help if you don’t start with your mask. Life is that way as well. Though it may be easier for some to focus on the tasks, including attending to everyone else’s needs, you will be better in all ways if you start with you first – and then remember to keep prioritizing your needs!

Barbara Fredrickson

Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, author of Love 2.0 and Positivity, which I highly recommend, provides copious research on the beneficial effect of resilience and the field of positivity.

I was blessed to be taking an online training with her. She talks about changing people’s

daily diets of positivity with the goal being to change what we notice and to influence the practice of our habitual positive and negative emotions. One effective strategy she emphasizes is loving kindness meditation.  What’s different about Barbara’s work is that it primarily occurs in the laboratory – her laboratory and her joint work with many other leading scientists. The benefit of her research is she is documenting what so many coaches, trainers and others have believed to be true.

Research results by Barbara and her colleagues are documenting that there are improvements on cognitive, social, psychological and physical resources for people using certain positivity practices.  Whether you practice meditation or other resilience enhancing strategies, I encourage you to choose a practice or two from the list I provided above or another resource you have and take good care of yourself.

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Product Demo Webinar: Making Emotional Intelligence a Part of Leadership Development

January 21, 2014

Presented by Tammy Jones and Chris Aarons, MHS

Tuesday January 28 | 11 AM EST

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Now more than ever before HR professionals are faced with many challenges within their organizations. It isn’t enough that employees and leaders just have the technical skills for their roles. They require emotional intelligence to be effective and successful within the workplace.

Emotional Intelligence, popularly referred to as EQ or EI, has become a prolific topic within corporate Leadership Development. As Roger Pearman, Founder and CEO of Leadership Performance Systems said, “What builds great and sustainable organizations are leaders with a high degree of business acumen – specific skills, planning and control – and emotional intelligence – methods to keep people motivated and engaged. Leaders who have sensitivity to relationships and do a good job of building relationships have something beyond business skills that help organizations succeed. They have highly developed emotionally intelligent behaviors”.

In this webinar, we will discuss the link between Emotional Intelligence and successful leadership. You will learn how different applications of EI can be used and how it can play a key role in developing leadership, organizational change and impact an organization’s financial performance. Christopher Aarons and Tammy Jones, Partner Relations Consultants at MHS, will walk participants through the EQ-I 2.0 Leadership Report to show how you can implement it into your Leadership Development program. In addition, they will share a number of case studies so you can see EI in action in real organizations.

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Webinar: Holding your own! Using Assertiveness to communicate with power and get your ideas heard

January 13, 2014

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Presented by Jim Cooper, Ascendent Leadership

Wednesday January 22nd |  1PM EST

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Have you ever struggled to deal with a colleague or friend who is either aggressive or insistent that their approach is the only correct one? Did you consider either being passive, or maybe going over the top to be just as aggressive as they are? Modern research with over 4,800 individuals shows Assertiveness to be among the top five personal attributes most highly correlated to success in business and personal life. This program will make you aware of the habits and behaviors which foster strong communication and high levels of team work, and enhance your personal leadership brand. It will also alert you to habits which inhibit others from really hearing you and supporting your critical ideas.
This workshop will help you:
  • Learn how to integrate assertiveness into a powerful leadership style
  • Understand what research tells us about the relationship of assertiveness to overall success in life and business
  • Understand which personal traits either drive or inhibit your aassertiveness
  • Communicate forcefully

Webinar: Developing Emotionally Effective Leaders

December 6, 2013

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Presented by Drew Bird, ClearPoint|EQ

Wednesday December 11th | 1 PM EST

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When it comes to emotional intelligence, the gap between knowing and doing is holding many leaders back. While it has become widely accepted that emotional intelligence is a key ingredient of leadership success, leaders struggle to translate their understanding into day-to-day actions.

The good news is that the steps necessary to become more emotionally effective are not complex and can be integrated into a leader’s daily activities. Learning and development professionals can also use this information to design more effective programming that supports leaders to bridge the knowing-doing gap.

Drew Bird, Founder and Principal at ClearPoint EQ, will explore why an increased understanding of emotional intelligence does not necessarily translate into more emotionally effective leadership.

During this interactive webinar, Drew will provide easy-to-understand insights on:

  • How the gap between knowing and doing is holding many leaders back.
  • Four steps that leaders can use to develop their emotional effectiveness.
  • How leadership development and training professionals can design programs and processes to support leaders in developing their emotional effectiveness.

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Webinar: Developing Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence—The Key to Driving ROI

November 25, 2013

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Presented by Daniela Kwiatkowski and Katie Ziemer, Multi-Health Systems Inc.

Tuesday December 3rd | 1 PM EST

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 As organizations are increasingly reliant on managers and executives who can do more with less, critical questions are being raised about what steps are necessary to develop such leaders. The domino effect of great leadership has repercussions in an organization’s ability to attract and retain key talent, increases productivity and supports more robust talent management.

A foundation of research demonstrates that Emotional Intelligence can be a crucial differentiator between good leaders and great ones, but there are still questions about how EI impacts the bottom line. The changing leadership competencies required for success today demand that we better understand how Emotional Intelligence manifests in leaders, and whether those skills affect performance through consistent and focused assessments and evaluations. Join us for this exciting webcast and learn about new groundbreaking research recently conducted by MHS and HCI.

Don’t miss these takeaways:

  • Learn how leadership competencies can be altered to more strongly correlate with the needs of organizations today
  • Determine how Emotional Intelligence defined by organizations and the impact it has on leadership development
  • Find out which leadership behaviors and skills that are most tied to financial performance
  • Gain access to a free copy of this newly released research report!

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