Emotional Intelligence is the Secret to Leadership Success

Research suggests the higher you go in an organization, the more EQ matters. In a study of more than 515 senior global executives, the most successful had the strongest emotional intelligence. (A recent Harvard University study reveals that 90% – 95% of one’s success in leadership positions in organizations is attributed to EQ or EI and only 5% to 10% to IQ.)

If you are a NYC based CEO or business owner, you may qualify to come to a complimentary workshop that Vistage Speaker Bob Anderson is giving in Manhattan. In this highly interactive and scientifically based presentation, Bob will present the four emotional abilities that are critical for effective leadership and personal and professional success. Experiencing the Mayer-Salvoy-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT) Vistage members will be learn how well they:

Identify Emotions: Accurately recognize how you and those around you are feeling.

Using Emotions: Generate emotions and use emotions in cognitive tasks such as problem solving and creativity.

Understand Emotions: Understand complex emotions and emotional consequences, and how emotions transition from one stage to another.

Manage Emotions: Intelligently integrate the data of emotions in yourself and in others to devise effective strategies that help you achieve positive outcomes.

Why Does EI Matter to CEOs?

For much of the 20th Century, emotions and moods were thought to be superfluous to the workplace. Feelings were popularly considered to be illogical and detrimental to productivity. But emotions are not extraneous experiences that come upon us without good reason. Current research tells us that emotions are integral to our success in both our personal and professional lives. Emotions cannot be divorced from decision-making and problem solving as previously thought. Rather than interfering with good decision making, emotions are in fact necessary and critical for effective decisions (e.g. Damasio, 1994)

Emotions help people to cope, survive, and thrive in their environment. Without access to the signals and information conveyed by emotions, critical information can be missed, leading to decisions that could result in less desirable outcomes. The ability to accurately identify emotions in yourself and in other, and to effectively utilize this emotional data, is the essence of emotional intelligence. Gauging how a team is responding to change, determining whether to trust your gut feeling, or predicting how people with react to an idea area all emotionally-based skills

Particpants leave with techniques, strategies, and an action plan to develop the four EI Abilities. The MSCEIT report they receive as well as the developmental strategies allow Vistage members to continuously monitor and focus their EI development in order to realize desired personal and business results.