Emotional Intelligence

Great leaders move us by tapping into a basic human characteristic–our emotions. When we think of those people who have been outstanding leaders in our lives they reflect the positive characteristics of leadership that most of us know in our hearts already. Unfortunately common sense is not common practice.

Research has shown that exceptional leaders, executives, and managers are not just smart or lucky, but more frequently rely on their emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, motivate, and develop yourself and others. Research and developed by Richard Boyatzis, PhD, emotional intelligence competencies are incorporated throughout the programs at Weatherhead.

The sign of a resonant leader is the ability to sustain a positive emotional tone that opens people up to possibilities and the ability to be in sync with another’s needs. 

Weatherhead faculty and coaches take an integrated approach to guide leaders through four dimensions of outstanding leadership: 

In the Weatherhead Executive Education classes, learners see the real issues and application of the Emotional and Social Competencies through mixed modality instruction, including pre-work, exercises and classroom and small group discussions.


Recent News in Emotional Intelligence


Executive Education

Build your emotional intelligence by attending one of the day-long executive education courses in emotional intelligence below or earning an Emotionally Intelligent Leader Certificate.

Program Dates  
 October
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence 10.3.16 waitlist
Building Leadership Capability through the Power of Intentional Change 10.4.16  
Boyatzis on Leadership, Resonance, and Renewal 10.5.16  
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: Core Competencies for Great Leadership 10.6.16  
Leading with Greater Self-Awareness 10.7.16  
Neuroscience of Leadership 10.21.16  
 November
Inclusive Leadership 11.16.16  
Team Leadership through Emotional Intelligence 11.17.16  
 February
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence 2.1.17  
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: Core Competencies for Great Leadership 2.2.17  
Leading with Greater Self Awareness 2.3.17  
 March
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence 3.13.17  
Building Leadership Capability through the Power of Intentional Change 3.14.17  
Coaching for Intentional Development 3.15.17
3.16.17
5.11.17
5.12.17
 
Creating and Communicating Vision 3.21.17  
 April
Boyatzis on Leadership, Resonance, and Renewal 4.5.17  
 May
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence 5.8.17  
Using Influence to Effectively Sell Ideas, Products, and Services 5.17.17  
 July
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence 7.11.17  
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: Core Competencies for Great Leadership 7.12.17  
Resilience: Thriving through Uncertainty and Change 7.13.17  
 October
Boyatzis on Leadership, Resonance, and Renewal 10.4.17  
Introduction to Emotional Intelligence 10.16.17  
Building Leadership Capability through the Power of Intentional Change 10.17.17  
 November
Inclusive Leadership 11.14.17  
Team Leadership through Emotional Intelligence 11.15.17  
Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: Core Competencies for Great Leadership 11.16.17  
Leading with Greater Self Awareness 11.17.17  

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

You can learn the basics of emotional intelligence for free in Richard Boyatzis’s MOOC, Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence.

Degree Programs

Emotional intelligence and related concepts are at the core of Weatherhead's masters and doctoral programs in organizational development.