As a Leadership Coach, Consultant and Speaker, I meet and work with interesting, bright people and work with forward-thinking organizations. The work I do is pretty special and I love it. Some topics or areas of focus come and go, however one area that I’ve seen to be a constant in the last 10+ years is Emotional Intelligence (EI).
This raises the question, why EI? What is it about this topic that continues to be an area companies are making financial investments to develop their people and influence their cultures?
Here are some reasons to answer “Why EI?”:
- Backed by research – There’s a wealth of research out there on emotional intelligence (EI) and how it correlates with highly effective leadership and “evidence that the science behind emotional intelligence was reliable enough to predict future job success.”
- It’s life-changing – For me, the best part of my work as a Leadership Coach is when the leaders I’m working with come back to me and share their transformative experiences. It’s that “aha” moment when they gain awareness in a specific area and tangible changes start happening. These changes aren’t just about personal growth; they extend to how they lead their teams, interact with clients / customers and overall, how they experience less stress and more happiness. For me, that’s the real payoff – seeing how emotional intelligence can truly make a difference in people’s lives.
- My personal motivation in delving into EI is simple: I’m obsessed (in a healthy way) with revealing behaviours to people through the assessment work I do and supporting their behaviour change via coaching. My journey intertwines with Robert Kegan’s staircase of the stages of adult development, providing a framework for understanding personal growth.
Cheers to growth, awareness, and the transformative power of emotional intelligence!
Reflect & Act
- Take a step back at what you’ve read, what resonated for you?
- How does research support the idea that emotional intelligence is crucial for effective leadership?
- How do you think developing emotional intelligence could impact your personal relationships, including those with family and friends?
- What are 1-2 actions you can take?
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Charmaine Moules, Founder & CEO of Visions 2 Performance (2000) has deep expertise, education, credentials and global experience working with top 100 Firms to develop Leaders and Teams to improve their personal and business success. She is a sought-after for a variety of Leader Solutions including Speaker, Executive Coach (ICF PCC – Professional Certified Coach), Leadership Strategy & Talent Management, Program Design and Development, and an Assessment Practitioner (Emotional Intelligence, Leadership DNA, Resilience, Team Effectiveness & Relationship Systems).
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