In my very first year as a school teacher 27 years ago, despite the fact that my job was to educate children in core academic subjects such as maths and English, I soon realised that to ‘succeed’ at school and in life, it was equally, if not more important, to nurture emotional intelligence in my pupils. Raising 4 children from babies to fully fledged adults, I now passionately believe that EQ is more important in the long term than IQ.
Working largely with parents in a corporate setting for the past 20 years, my interest in all things EI related has only grown. So in 2020, I trained as a Genos Emotional Intelligence facilitator. By conducting Genos emotional intelligence assessments, we can help organisations develop mindfulness, resilience and happier, more productive and engaged workforces.
Even before Covid, research from the World Economic Forum, LinkedIn, Capgemini, Harvard Business Review and many other sources were talking about Emotional Intelligence as the essential skill set to drive organisational success in the coming decade. The pandemic came along and triggered phenomena like ‘turnover contagion’ and the ‘Great Resignation’, making EI even more critical not just to organisational success, but to survival.
One of the biggest challenges confronting executives pioneering EI in their organisations is explaining what it is in a way that immediately gets people on board and enthusiastic about building a more emotionally intelligent organisation.
It was a delight to join Deiric McCann to discuss how you can explain EI in a way that even a 10-year-old will understand it and immediately buy into it – after all, if you can get the concept across to a 10-year-old you can get it across to anyone, right?
If you would like us to provide an introductory talk to EI, please see details below: