What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence has been studied and researched by experts over many years and is made up of four key areas – self-awareness and self-management; social awareness and relationship management. Detail under each of the key areas includes:
- Problem solving
- Reality testing
- Stress tolerance
- Impulse control
- Happiness and optimism
What are the benefits of Emotional Intelligence?
- Successfully manage difficult situations
- Express yourself clearly
- Gain respect from and influence others
- Keep cool under pressure and handle pressure in a health way
- Increased cooperation
- Able to take and utilise feedback
- More empathic
- Make better quality decisions
- Recognise emotional reactions to people and situations
- Know how and what to say to get the right result
- Motivate themselves and others to achieve results
- Know how to be positive even in difficult situations
What has Emotional Intelligence got to do with the workplace?
The short answer is people. We are trained in particular skills and abilities so we’re able to do our jobs. Unfortunately, most of us are not trained in the mechanics of our emotional brains and in turn our interactions with people. Developing Emotional Intelligence means you will increase your success in dealing with people, which is critical not only at work, but in all areas of life. There is significant research showing how Emotional Intelligence benefits both people and business.
One study tested 186 executives on Emotional Intelligence and compared their scores with their company’s profitability. Leaders who scored higher in emotional intelligence were more likely to be profitable.
Another study found that when asked what traits set superior performers apart, emotionally intelligent competencies were highlighted 44% of the time and cognitively intelligent competencies only 19% of the time.
A third study found that emotional intelligence is the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58% of success in all types of jobs.
Mastering your Emotional Intelligence Development Programme
At The Effect we are about behaviour change! So, this is not a programme just learning about what Emotional Intelligence is. It is a programme for those who are serious about increasing their self-awareness and changing their relationship with themselves and others. This can’t be achieved with a one-day workshop. From what we know about the human brain, behaviour change takes time. Therefore, our Emotional Intelligence Development Programme involves:
- Three one on one coaching sessions
- Three one-day group sessions spaced over 3 months
- Psychometric assessments
- Bi annual café session top ups
- Cost - $2,700 + GST per person
Our facilitators and coaches are psychology trained and work under the guidance of Bridget Jelley one of only 30 Coaching Psychologists in New Zealand. Our programme is developed by psychologists and is based on the latest research in the areas of Emotional Intelligence, Psychology and Neuroscience.