I’m often asked about the areas that executive coaches, such as myself, look at when working with individuals in senior-level positions or on accelerated tracks. The list is long and includes leadership and management skills, interpersonal skills, executive presence, speaking and presentation skills, and, an area to which I attach great significance, emotional intelligence (EI). […]
Being a great leader takes self-awareness and sometimes our actions are driven from a place that doesn’t have the best interests of everyone involved.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a concept that has been used a lot in the last 20 years. It has its fans and it has its critics. And despite its criticism, it appeals to a fair amount of individuals, especially within the corporate world. In fact, some believe the singlemost important characteristic for future leaders, above all else, will be EI.