Fifth Third BankCorp's multi-year commitment to emotional intelligence and mindful leadership
In the wake of the economic meltdown of the country’s financial institutions, many organizations sliced training and development activities as a visible and expected cost-cutting measure. However, Fifth Third BankCorp, took a courageous stand and partnered with the faculty at Weatherhead to initiate an executive development program for the Bank’s top 370 leaders. Through a program consisting of classroom learning, supplemental executive coaching, and action learning projects, senior executives have the opportunity to achieve deeper self-awareness of their leadership behavior and enhance their capabilities to be more effective change agents and relationship managers, considered key business goals for Fifth Third.
Currently in it's fourth year, the partnership and program is anchored in the principles of emotional intelligence, resonant leadership and holistic balance and encourages participants to become more mindful of their leadership behaviors. Interim Associate Dean of Executive Education Melvin Smith stated, "Fifth Third's commitment to developing its leadership really stands out. The partnership we have developed with them continues to evolve in exciting ways."