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:
- greater other-awareness
- relationship management (where empathy and influence are critical)
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.
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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.