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Using Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor for Leadership Success

We are all familiar with IQ, but what about the role of EQ – emotional intelligence – as a measure of potential leadership success and, ultimately, individual and organizational performance? Emotional intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain. It represents the path between feeling and reason. There are four skills that together make up emotional intelligence. The top two are self-awareness and self-management, which are about personal competence, and the bottom two are social awareness and relationship management, which are about social competence.

Studies indicate that EQ is a required competency for strong leaders, it is the number one predictor of professional success and personal excellence, and it affects profitability and performance. This audio presentation introduces the concept of EQ and the role it can play in selecting top talent, improving operational efficiency, and building a powerful leadership team.

This audio presentation covers:

  • The science behind the theory of emotional intelligence
  • The four competencies required to develop emotional intelligence
  • Tips and strategies for developing the required competencies
  • Building the business case for growing emotionally intelligent leaders
  • The role of EQ as a predictor of personal and professional success

About the speaker:

Rita Balian Allen is the president of Rita B. Allen Associates, a provider of career management consulting and coaching services for individuals and organizations, representing a variety of industries including high technology, biotechnology, financial services, professional services, medical devices/pharmaceuticals, higher education, healthcare and retail/consumer products. With over twenty-five years of human resources experience, her specialty areas include a variety of talent management offerings, including executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development. Previously, she held roles as vice-president of marketing and search services with Gatti & Associates, and human resources positions with C.R. Bard, Inc., BTU International and Unitrode Corporation.

Rita holds an MS in leadership and a BS in business administration from Northeastern University. She currently serves as a board member of More Than Words as well as the Association of Career Professionals International - New England and is a former board member of The Boston Club. She is also an active member of other professional associations, a frequent speaker, author of several articles, and writes a monthly column and blog, Rita's Career Corner, on the Global Business Hub section of Boston.com. Rita is an adjunct faculty member and lecturer at Northeastern University, Bentley University and Lesley University. She was voted one of the top ten executive coaches by the Women's Boston Business Journal, is certified in several assessment tools and is fluent in Armenian.

Who should attend?

  • Human resources personnel
  • Managers
  • Directors
  • Team leaders
  • Project managers
  • Training and development professionals

Price: $175.00