Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been a key element of our change work with organisations for a long time. EI is important as a change model because it underpins the absolutely critical need for development feedback between colleagues at work. We have now taken a significant step forward in offering specific EI courses with the addition of Dr. Rajeev Gupta to the team. Rajeev’s work, particularly within the NHS (where he remains a Consultant Paediatrician) is widely respected and his passion and energy for EI comes from the knowledge that health and wellbeing cannot be achieved fully without working on our psyche. Read more about Rajeev and our EI support to organisations here.
The EI model suggests that one cannot be fully successful in a team environment without both IQ and EQ. The EI model is predicated upon two pathways to growth and destroys the idea that we are stuck; that we cannot get beyond yesterday’s mindset.
Increasing EI helps to establish impact with others, to influence and lead through motivation. It is therefore a great underpinning philosophy for managing in a coaching style; when one maps leadership and coaching skills together, we find a very great overlap in these skills. See explanatory video on leadership skills vs coaching skills.
As well as training to help managers augment their management styles with coaching skills, we also go further than that with full culture-change programmes using ‘the coaching culture’ as a model for change and have been active in this area since 2004.
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