Great leaders create a container, a context, a playground where their people reach higher and dig deeper. They form a gut-level connection with their people, with authenticity and passion, they create trust and drive — they are “people people” because their job is leading others, not “doing tasks.”  

This requires a remarkable blend of insight into what drives people (and themselves) and a robust set of tools for creating the right emotional conditions for performance.

breakthrough leadership with emotional intelligence

“Everyone knows” that leadership is about influence, which requires building relationships.  “Everyone knows” that enrolling people in vision is central.  “Everyone knows” that feedback is invaluable.  So why doesn’t everyone do these things?

It’s not enough to know.  We need to engage the emotional side of the brain, and get it working together with the rational side.  There are thousands of leadership programs focused on the external behavior of leaders. Using emotional intelligence is about focusing on what’s inside — the core capabilities that allow people to build a climate and culture that supports exceptional leadership.


Recent Business Leadership articles:

Enhancing Wellbeing in Business: How UBalancer Solutions Supports Leaders in Volatile Times (11/8/2017) by Rachel Goodman - Can coaching help leaders foster wellbeing with employees in times of stress and rapid change?
Three Key Strategies from Stephen MR Covey to Build Trust & Create Wellbeing (10/31/2017) by Joshua Freedman - Trust is essential to wellbeing, but trust is declining. Stephen MR Covey, bestselling author of Speed of Trust, offers three powerful strategies for leaders, and everyone, to reverse this trend.
New research: 22x more likely to be high performing (10/16/2017) by Joshua Freedman - What happens when organizations prioritize emotional intelligence development? New research shows a remarkable effect.
Expert Panel: How to Align People+Strategy Using Emotional Intelligence (10/12/2017) by Six Seconds - How can emotional intelligence help clarify vision and get people on the same page? Here are powerful insights from an expert panel from The World EQ Summit
Photo by Vladimir Kudinov on Unsplash Expert Panel: Transforming Stress with Resilience (9/30/2017) by Six Seconds - What is transforming stress with resilience? Stress is rising with profound effects on individual+organizational performance. Our expert panelists share how emotional intelligence unlock our ability to bounce forward.
Expert Panel: Leadership to Improve Trust & Communication (9/24/2017) by Six Seconds - In the recent VITALITY REPORT we learned one of the top issues blocking organizational performance is: leaders are not creating a context with enough trust and communication. How can emotional intelligence help? In a lively discussion, experts from the upcoming World EQ Summit discuss insights on this pressing challenge, and how the science and practice of emotional intelligence equips leaders to build trust so communication grows, and change succeeds. The recording of the panel is below, along with the transcript. ...
The Trust Revolution: 4 Powerful Strategies from Neuroeconomist Paul Zak (9/13/2017) by Joshua Freedman - As trust in social institutions spirals down and people feel more isolated, is the social contract battered beyond repair? Neuroeconomist Paul Zak on the latest trust data and the implications for leaders.
How to Be a Great Leader: Harnessing the Power of Noble Goals (9/6/2017) by Michael Miller - Want to know how to be a great leader? It all starts with knowing your purpose, your why. This article can help you find yours.
What’s Behind the Global Implosion of Trust? One Company’s Analysis (8/30/2017) by Rachel Goodman - The Edelman Trust Barometer for 2017 shows an implosion of trust worldwide. How can emotional intelligence help turn it around?
Trust Essentials: Three proven steps for building trust with BONUS free quiz & slides (7/8/2017) by Patty Freedman - Trust. That invisible force that makes things feel just right... and fuels teams & organizations to excel. Article, free slides & quiz on TRUST and how to get more.