Billy delivers a webinar on how you can leverage the EQ-i 2.0

Billy delivers a webinar on how you can leverage the EQ-i 2.0 to help develop leadership capabilities in practical day-to-day situations. 

The EQ-i 2.0 is the most respected instrument in the field of emotional intelligence (EI) and is well-researched, scientifically validated and reliable.  With regards to leadership, it is particularly well-suited to developing competencies such as authenticity, insight, innovation and coaching.

Billy offers a definition of EI and introduces the EQ-i2.0 model, covering the composite scales of Self-Perception, Self-Expression, Interpersonal Relationships, Decision-Making and Stress Management.  This model offers insights on how we view and understand ourselves, how we communicate and build relationships with others, how we solve problems and what coping strategies we can develop and use.

Describing the ‘knowing-doing gap’, Billy talks about how, often, managers and leaders he works with are already aware of what competencies they need to develop but they can struggle to put this knowledge into practice.  This, he believes, is where EI really comes into play in helping a leader to develop competencies by developing new habits and new ways of working.

Billy discusses in detail the four leadership competencies of authenticity, insight, innovation and coaching and the specific elements of the EQ-i2.0 that pertain to these competencies. Research conducted by The Centre for Creative Leadership on over 300 leaders and senior managers, showed that emotional intelligence elements, including self-awareness, stress tolerance and empathy, could predict high leadership performance 80% of the time.

Using engaging examples, Billy looks at two particular leadership situations and examines the role that emotional intelligence plays in those situations.

Interestingly, the webinar looks at aspects of emotional intelligence which can act as leadership derailers.  This may be where lower levels of emotional intelligence, or indeed overuse may bring about an increased risk of derailment.

Lastly, Billy also discusses strategies for increasing emotional intelligence in key areas of leadership.

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