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Richard Branson, Winston Churchill, Sir John Harvey Jones. None of them exactly sparkled at school – and yet it didn’t seem to hold them back. Maybe you know someone yourself who was a genius in the classroom but who’s made heavy weather of their career. The reason is simple. I.Q is only one aspect of doing well. The other is our ability to empathise, to fit in, to understand, to handle others - and ourselves. We call it Emotional Intelligence or EI.

It is the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. - Daniel Goleman, 1998

EI refers to the capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, for motivating ourselves, and for managing emotions in us and in our relationships. EI describes abilities distinct from, but complementary to, academic intelligence or the purely cognitive capacities measured by IQ.

Traditionally, the emphasis when evaluating potential performance has been on intellectual; now compelling research indicates that emotional intelligence is twice as important as IQ plus technical skills for outstanding performance. When IQ test scores are correlated with how well people perform in their careers, the highest estimate of how much difference IQ accounts for is about 25%.

As a manager of a telecommunications company sums it up, "You don't compete with products alone anymore, but how well you use your people".

 

If you are serious about more effective performance, Edison have one of the most effective approaches. This programme of learning will take the best people and make them better. And take mediocre performing people and turn them into effective leaders.

So if you think that improved personal effectiveness may be your route to increased personal performance.
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WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Research shows that for jobs of all kinds, emotional intelligence is twice as important as IQ plus technical skills. Emotional intelligence is more than 85% of what sets star performers from the average. The higher the level of a job's complexity and authority, the greater the impact of outstanding performance on the bottom-line. Top managers can add or destroy huge economic value, and the higher the level, the higher the leverage - so the higher the impact. We are talking about "hard" results such as improved profitability from higher productivity, increased sales and lowered costs as well as "softer" results as increased morale and motivation, greater cooperation, lower turnover and loss of talent.

LEARNING SUMMARY

Who will benefit?
Goleman BookThis course is designed for anyone, who may have some experience, previous knowledge of EI or background in leadership and who are interested in practical application. The course includes an individual Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI) for each participant and a copy of Daniel Goleman's book "Working with Emotional Intelligence".

What will you gain?
Participants will be able to review and understand feedback through interpretation of their own ECI. Over two days participants will be able understand the structure of emotional intelligence, how it is developed and the belief systems necessary to be effectively emotionally intelligent. Included with the course material is a copy of Daniel Goleman’s book “Working with Emotional Intelligence” As well as some excellent course material delegates will take part in thought provoking exercises that effectively illustrate the contribution of emotional intelligence to personal effectiveness.

Event structure
Up to a maximum of 10 participants will learn within a traditional learning environment. Participation will be encouraged during a review of simulated situations, exercises, case studies and review of the ECI feedback report. The courses will be held at our Dunfermline and London learning centres and at other learning venues throughout the UK.

What is the level of feedback?report sample
This event will seek to analyse the findings of each individuals ECI feedback report in parralell with the principles outlined by the founder of the emotional intelligence competences, Daniel Goleman.

Participants will gain the opportunity to identify their own levels of self-awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management. The ECI is a 360 degree instrument, therefore feedback will include views from peers, team member reports and manager.


Learning Outline

Candidate Profile:
Individuals who have had some experience of emotional intelligence but particularly who would like to increase their level of self awareness and become more effective in key areas of their business and personal lives.

Key Learning Points:
At the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify your own emotions and their impact on performance – self-awareness.
  • Understand other people’s emotions – cultivating awareness of others’ feelings, emotions, concerns and needs - making use of emotional intelligence with others.
  • Measure their own levels of emotional intelligence in 18 competency measures ranging from leadership to empathy.
  • Use emotional intelligence to increase personal success.
  • Recognise basic self management techniques.
  • Appreciate the need to manage and understand interactions with others.
  • Be aware of the characteristics of emotionally intelligent individuals.
  • Plan their personal development needs based on their own ECI feedback.

 

GETTING THE PERSONAL ADVANTAGE:

coaching Our coaches have worked with a wide range of organisations and coached CEOs as well as small business owners and business unit managers. The key to our coaching programmes is flexibility, which means that we have ongoing programmes that have lasted over two years to programmes that will last only for one or two meetings. During each coaching programme the participant is supported by online communication and ongoing activities through the Pathfinder web portal which is included in every coaching plan.
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Why Use Pathfinder?
It can be stimulating and even enlightening to receive feedback— especially multi-rater competency feedback. However, many people have difficulty knowing what to do with their feedback once it is received. What is it telling them? Where should it take them? And, it is no easy task to create a development plan that people feel committed to. Once the plan is developed, it may be harder still to carry out the plan and monitor and update personal pathfinderdevelopment progress.

Pathfinder makes the development process easier and more fun than if the individual attempted to find his or her way alone. Personal development is a process and a journey. Rarely do people make meaningful progress on their development goals in less than a year's time. For this reason Pathfinder is a one-year programme with the ability to renew the subscription as often as needed or desired. Although the Pathfinder is designed so that any individual can use the site, those who are taking part in ongoing coaching will achieve the greatest success. The coach will be there to answer questions, clarify feedback, and provide direction and support for the development plan.

WHAT IS AN ECI?

Our coaching programmes are initially generated from the Emotional Competence Inventory (ECI). Prior to being assigned a coach, each individual carries out an ECI to assess their current emotional competencies. An reportemotional competence is a learned capacity based on emotional intelligence that results in outstanding performance at work. For superior performance in jobs of all kinds, emotional competence matters twice as much as IQ plus technical skill combined.

Our coaches have worked with a wide range of organisations and coached CEOs as well as small business owners and business unit managers. The key to our coaching programmes is flexibility, which means that we have ongoing programmes that have lasted over two years to programmes that will last only for one or two meetings. During each coaching programme the participant is supported by online communication and ongoing activities through the Pathfinder web portal which is included in every coaching plan.

competency assessment programme

Your team may be producing results, but how much better could they be?

How would you answer that question, well that's where Edison Personal Development can help. Our pro-assess competency and benchmarking process can help your organisation get fit for any project. Developed directly from the experienced gained from working in a number of different markets and also recently updated to take account of changing market trends, pro-assess will help your organisation identify not only how it will measure up to the market you sell in, but how it will also compare to our increasing data from organisations that have recently used pro-assess from a wide range of industries.