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(2 day training programme)

Corporate leaders and outstanding entrepreneurs are not defined by their IQs or even their job skills, but by their Emotional Intelligence: a set of competencies that distinguishes how people manage feelings, interact and communicate. Unlike IQ, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), continues to develop with life experiences. Understanding and raising your Emotional Intelligence is essential to your success and leadership potential. EQ is the barometer of excellence on virtually any job.

What is Emotional Intelligence?
It is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions as a source of human energy, information and influence. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) emerges not merely from intellectual rationalization, but from the workings of the human heart. EQ requires that we learn to acknowledge and value feelings in ourselves and in others and that we appropriately respond to them, effectively applying the information and energy of emotions in our daily life and work. It is Emotional Intelligence that motivates us to pursue our unique potential and purpose, and activates our innermost values and aspirations, transforming them from things we think about to what we live.

Emotional Intelligence has basic components such as:

  • Self-Awareness, which is the ability of an individual to recognize and understand one�s moods, emotions and drives as well as their impact on others.
  • Self-Regulation or the ability to control or redirect impulses and moods as well as the ability to suspend judgment so as to think before acting.
  • Empathy or the ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people and skill in responding according to their emotional reactions.
  • Interpersonal skills, which indicate the individual�s proficiency in managing relationships and building networks. Interpersonal skills also involve the ability to find common ground and build rapport.

EQ in the Workplace
EQ helps us understand how and why we react and respond to certain events in the organization. It also helps us to appreciate that our daily encounters are shaped not just by our rational judgment and our personal history but are largely influenced by our perceptions and expectations.

EQ styles play a very important role in daily workplace interactions such as:

  • How we respond to criticisms
  • How we deal with diversity
  • How tolerant we are with certain behaviours or situations
  • How we motivate ourselves and others

EQ Success Factors for Individual & Corporate Transformation
The high EQ individual demonstrates abilities to pursue goals with vision, perseverance and energy. Research has indicated that the following emotional competencies contribute significantly to predict success at work:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Resilience
  • Decisiveness
  • Interpersonal Sensitivity
  • Influencing and Persuasion abilities
  • Conscientiousness and Integrity
  • Motivation

EQ & Innovative Thinking
The High EQ individual is able to release his/her creativity into the workplace. In this workshop the participant is trained to develop his latent creativity so that personal fulfilment in the workplace is achieved. Topics to be covered include understanding your creative self, gaining insights into blocks to your creativity, removing blocks to your creativity.

Objectives of the Training Programme

This training programme will help participants to:

  • Obtain knowledge of key concepts of EQ and its application in the workplace
  • Develop self awareness for better interpersonal relationships
  • Identify themselves with the corporate mission
  • Value the importance of commitment to the corporate mission
  • Learn to identify and develop emotional competencies such as resilience, creativity, intentionality and interpersonal connections
  • Gain insight into emotional blind spots which cause interpersonal conflicts & lack of creativity
  • Use their EQ to become more creative

The LPI Advantage

The LEONARD Personality Inventory (LPI) helps to identify behavioral preferences of individuals. The LPI is formulated based on the Five Factors Model (FFM) of human personality. It is anchored under the Types & Traits Theory of classical personality theories.

The LEONARD Personality Inventory is named after the acronym Let's Explore our personality based on Openness, Neutral, Analytical, Relational and Decisive behavioral. The LPI profile is a tangible feedback in print form.

Benefits of Using the LPI in this Training Programme

How individuals benefit?

  • Personal improvement (optimizing their strengths and overcoming their weaknesses)

  • Removing emotional blind spots

  • Improving leadership styles

  • Enhancing their Creativity

  • Enhancing their interpersonal skills

  • Managing stress

  • Managing disagreements/conflicts constructively

How organizations benefit?

  • Understanding individual personalities in teams and developing strategies to build effective teams.

  • Short-listing candidates for employment or selection for special projects.

  • Coaching candidates in personal and performance improvement.

  • Identifying key elements for training in future Leadership and Management programmes.


Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

  • What is EQ

  • Intrapersonal skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • EQ and IQ

  • Perception
Personality Profiling with the LEONARD Personality Inventory
  • Knowing yourself
  • Your preferred behavioral style
  • Let's Explore your Openness, Neutral, Analytical, Relational & Decisive tendencies

Understanding the LEONARD Model

  • Knowing the emotional needs of individuals with

    • Openness behavioral tendencies
    • Neutral behavioral tendencies
    • Analytical behavioral tendencies
    • Relational behavioral tendencies
    • Decisive behavioral tendencies
  • Understanding emotional needs of each behavioral tendency

Interpersonal Skills for Innovative Leaders

  • Understanding the Neutral & Analytical combination personality
  • Understanding the Neutral & Relational combination personality
  • Understanding the Decisive & Analytical combination personality
  • Understanding the Relational & Analytical combination personality
  • Individual transformation
  • Removing emotional blindspots
  • Receiving feedback
  • Appropriate self-disclosure

Developing EQ Competencies

  • Resilience
  • Delayed gratification

    Accountable leadership

  • Sacrifice and selflessness
  • Decisiveness
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Conscientiousness and integrity

Corporate transformation

  • Self-motivation
  • Innovative teamwork
  • Influencing and persuasion abilities

EQ Mapping for Innovative Leaders

  • Developing EQ values
    • Interpersonal connections
    • Compassion
    • Trust
    • Integrity
    • Courage
  • EQ outcomes

Training Methodology
The training will be conducted based on the latest state of the art interactive training methodologies. Delegates will be exposed to a variety of case studies and expected to participate actively and learn through problem solving.

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Introduction to EQ

Personality Profiling with the LEONARD Personality Inventory

Understanding the LEONARD Model

Interpersonal Skills for Innovative Leaders

Developing EQ Competencies

Corporate Transformation

EQ Mapping for Innovative Leaders