Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Masterclass
18th March 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm GMT
Emotionally Intelligent Leadership masterclass
The mindsets and behaviours of senior leaders have a powerful effect on shaping culture and working practices throughout an organisation. Emotional intelligence offers a down-to-earth approach to helping people to understand the impact of their own attitudes and actions, and to guide their behaviours in ways that inspire and engage others to achieve their full potential in the workplace.
There is a clear relationship between a leader’s emotional intelligence and an organisation’s culture and ways of working – for example a leader with low self-regard and low regard for others is likely to generate a climate characterised by pressure and stress, with excessive control in the workplace, tightly controlled silos and low trust.
In contrast, leaders who demonstrate emotionally intelligent behaviours build confidence, esteem and self-belief in others, engaging their people and teams in the achievement of common goals. Emotionally intelligent leaders don’t try to be charismatic: rather, they focus on creating opportunities for all employees to seize the initiative, contribute to decision making and realise their full potential.
Emotional Intelligence is reported to account for 67% of the abilities deemed necessary for superior performance in leaders, and matters twice as much as IQ or technical expertise. This webinar will explore the concept and importance of emotional intelligence, and outline practical steps that people at every level of an organisation can take to improve their leadership effectiveness and potential.
Natalie Wilkie is an organisational development specialist with Workplace Innovation Europe CLG. She focuses on building the emotional intelligence of leaders and teams in ways that make an impact at a fundamental level to the performance and engagement of people throughout the business, and is also a qualified and accredited psychotherapist. Natalie also brings particular experience of transformation, change, organisational cultures and innovation. Natalie recently worked at the Met Office, leading the Innovation Culture Team and heading up organisational development for the Transformation and Efficiency project.
Rosemary Exton is a Founding Director of Workplace Innovation Europe CLG. Her experience of workplace innovation dates back to 2002, and builds on many years’ experience as a clinician, manager and trade unionist in the UK’s National Health Service where she instigated, drove and delivered many complex change and improvement initiatives. Rosemary has played key roles in several international research and development projects, whilst simultaneously delivering leadership development programmes and facilitating organisational change in diverse companies and public sector organisations across Europe.
Dr Peter Totterdill is a Founding Director of Workplace Innovation Europe CLG, a not-for-profit organisation created to help public and private sector organisations achieve enhanced performance and better working lives. A leading European expert in workplace innovation, Peter’s career has focused on building bridges between research and practice. He has led many successful innovation and change initiatives in both private and public sector organisations. Peter was previously a Research Professor at Nottingham Trent University, and has held Visiting Professorships at Kingston University London and Mykolas Romeris University Vilnius.
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