If you’re not careful, you’ll catch emotions and FEELINGS – they’re contagious! To grow a healthy, productive and profitable organization, leaders need to know how to recognize, manage and control the feelings and emotions of others AND themselves. Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) expert found the top 10 to 15% of exceptional leaders were those with high EQs, mostly due to their social abilities, including networking and collaboration skills. A Gallup Organization study also revealed that employees who had managers with high EQ were four times less likely to leave their companies than those who had managers with low EQ. And while we were born with our IQs (intelligence quotient), we cannot change our IQs. Plus, a high IQ does not necessarily make you a great leader. We do have the ability to continuously improve our EQs. Leaders with high EQs create optimistic and motivating environments.
In this interactive session with Gina Trimarco of Carolina Improv Company & Pivot10 Results, you’ll learn the basics of emotional intelligence and how improv skills can help you improve your competencies in EQ key areas. This session teaches you how to improve your perception of emotions and how to combine EQ skills with improv to manage emotions and feelings.