The Emotionally Intelligent director/executive

“If you can’t manage your emotions – you can’t manage the markets” – Warren Buffet. 

Brief summary

Emotional Intelligence is an indispensible attribute of an elite chair, director, executive, colleague, (and partner or parent). Managing emotions in self and others is critical to leadership, engaging staff, negotiating change, orchestrating the business and optimising stakeholder outcomes. This presentation will demystify EQ and articulate the good news – its possible for anyone to significantly increase capability in this domain and benefit personally and professionally.

‘Ideas’ around Purpose, Strategy and Risk etc are not a purely cognitive process but a subtle matrix of cognition and affect. Even more significantly, we know that people are the medium to translate ideas into action and without significant EQ capability ideas would never translate into successful outcomes. EQ is a fundamental component to a high performing executive and boardroom.

Key ideas covered

  • EQ – map the territory

  • Multiple Intelligence Theory, EQ and IQ

  • The ‘ability models’ (more academic) and the ‘mixed models’

  • The current academic landscape and research data – EQ and Leadership.

  • EQ and Teams

  • Potentiality for participants to enhance their own EQ capability and benefit personally and professionally.

  • Resources (books, online, etc) to leverage off the presentation.


Key objectives - the participants will get



  • A clear understanding of the Emotional Intelligence construct and discourse

  • Relevance to director and executive performance and success





  • A brief personal EQ assessment task (based on the MSCEIT model) for participants to complete and review their capability across 4 EQ domains

    1. Recognising emotions

    2. Understanding emotions

    3. Using emotions

    4. Managing emotions

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I wanted to thank you for the challenging, questioning presentation on EQ that you gave us at the end of last month.
I can honestly say that I have found the questions that you raised on the day and the insights that the program encouraged, forcing me to another level in my relationships at work and at home. I have followed up on 3 of the references you gave and continue with my development. It also compelled me to take ' a next step' at work that I had been putting off. I hope that you are able to meet and challenge more of my colleagues in the future. Warm regards and thank you again,

Wendy Brierson Senior Change Analyst Retail Services. Bank of Western Australia

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