Emotional Intelligence: Becoming Better Leaders through Improved Lifestyles

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23 - 27 October 2023
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25 - 29 December 2023
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Why Attend

Thousands of books and articles have been written and published about Emotional Intelligence (EI). Yet, despite the huge amount of tips and techniques that are provided in such publications, few people have been able to understand the real implications of this management craze. Even fewer have been able to implement it in their daily lives to become more resilient and effective. This crash course approaches the topic of EI from a different perspective: what is it that I have to change in my lifestyle in order to become more productive, successful and accomplished? By attending this intensive course, participants will learn the impact their daily habits have on their leadership and success potential. They will also learn how small but enduring habits, i.e. lifestyle, can have a positive butterfly effect on their work-life balance.


Course Methodology

The course uses mini presentations by the subject matter expert aimed at explaining the theory behind emotional and action intelligence. These presentations are followed by practical applications, in the form of simulations, designed to help participants translate theory into practice. Finally, the course relies on several self-assessments and questionnaires designed to help participants discover their strengths and weaknesses in this critical interpersonal competency.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how and why emotional intelligence ‘trumps’ all leadership theories as well as all degrees and qualifications!
  • List the impact of continuous and high level stress on personal and professional productivity
  • Define the 5 pillars of EI competence and identify areas for improvement as needed
  • Identify their personal strengths and blind spots revealed through self-assessments
  • Boost their Emotional Quotient (EQ) levels by learning important lifestyle tips and techniques

Target Audience

The course is intended for professionals, at all levels, who are keen on enhancing their personal productivity at work and in their personal lives. The course is of particular benefit to business managers and leaders who lead a very busy career which continues to tax other aspects of their lives.


Course Outline

The evolution of leadership

How and where the whole thing started

The traits approach to leadership

Reasons behind failure of the traits theory

The behavioral approach to leadership

The inconsistencies associated with the task versus people theory

Situational leadership and why it was successful

The four quadrants

The rise and fall of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

The birth of emotional intelligence


Leading with emotional intelligence


Emotional intelligence defined

The history of EI and the developments which followed

Emotional quotient versus Intelligence Quotient (IQ)

The relationship between thoughts and emotions

The pyramid of performance

The root cause of performance and behavior

The impact of emotions, feelings and thoughts on performance and behavior

The impact of emotions on leadership and critical decision making 

Leading by enhancing productivity: the functions of the amygdala

Amygdala hijacks and their impact on the leader and the team


The 5 pillars of EI



Scoring and interpretation of results


Lifestyle applications of the conceptual model


Addressing the gaps and where to start

The importance of a strong physical base

Boosting your leadership EQ: the lifestyle approach

Healthy versus super foods

Super foods and their impact on health and EI

Habits which sap your energy

Bad habits which are good for you

Quantity and quality of sleep needed for high EI

The 3 main clocks which control what we do

The importance of synchronizing our circadian rhythm

Myths and facts about exercise

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Monday to Friday


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Monday to Friday


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