It has never been more important for leaders to manage their emotions and their emotional impact on others in the workplace. The world is speeding up, boundaries are blurring, and emotional intelligence is demonstratively the core factor that determines outstanding leadership throughout organizations. The classic mindset of intelligence relies on intelligence quotient, or IQ, a terminology many people are familiar with, that is established by mid-teens and cannot increase. However, studies have shown that top leaders are not necessarily higher in IQ than average leaders but are significantly higher in emotional & social intelligence, which can be improved throughout life. In fact, IQ only predicts 10%-20% of life success.
Highly emotionally and socially intelligent leaders are aware of themselves and others and able to manage their own emotions and their emotional impact on others. These tenets are being used as an effective framework to coach and develop leaders and leadership teams around the world. Leaders possessing Emotional Intelligence create an effective work climate that creates a culture of emotional intelligence at the subordinate level. This idea of leading by doing is a proven technique for leadership effectiveness. Additionally, the ability of an organization to perform depends on the relationships of the people involved, which ultimately relates to the degree of emotional intelligence of its employees and leaders.
Everidian programs are based on both the research and practice of its micro-action™ leadership approach and the emotional intelligence research that supported Daniel Goleman’s New York Times Bestselling “Emotional Intelligence” books, conducted at the organizational behavior department of the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.