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May 8, 2023

Why do most workplaces still lack emotional intelligence and how can we correct that?

Joshua Freedman is one of the world's top experts on using emotional intelligence to improve performance. He’s the co-founder and CEO of Six Seconds, the global non-profit dedicated to teaching people how to use emotional intelligence. He owns the Emotional Intelligence Network LinkedIn group with over 150,000 active members and is a master certified coach.

Joshua leads the world’s largest study of emotional intelligence, with breaking research dropping later this year. He is also the author of five books on emotional intelligence, including the best-selling At the Heart of Leadership: How to Get Results with Emotional Intelligence. He has helped hundreds of organizations, including FedEx, Qatar Airways, the US Navy, P&G, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, HSBC, and the United Nations use emotional intelligence to get better results. His work leads to a people-centered culture that strengthens leadership, sales, employee wellbeing, retention and innovation.

Today we discuss why emotional intelligence is now the top differentiator for workplace performance, what most business leaders get wrong about emotional intelligence and how to fix it, as well as generational EQ differences and how they impact business performance.

What We Discuss in this Episode

  • Why emotional intelligence is still lacking in the workplace
  • Common leadership misconceptions
  • The neuroscience of change
  • How to take your brain off autopilot
  • How organizations create value with emotional intelligence
  • Building EQ capacity within your organization
  • Redefining leadership strength
  • Empathy declines among women in leadership
  • Integrating full spectrum emotional intelligence
  • Why younger people are struggling with emotional intelligence
  • The importance of meaning and connection in the workplace
  • Emotional intelligence that is measurable and learnable

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