Generation Next Leadership Workshop and Networking Reception

Special Session
Generation Next Leadership Workshop and Networking Reception: Ego vs. EQ — How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence

Wednesday, March 7, 3–5 p.m.

Successful managers and leaders leverage the power of EQ (emotional intelligence) to engage and motivate their employees and associates. Leaders with high EQ can communicate effectively, provide balanced feedback, guide others through ambiguity, use humor to build rapport, read and respond to the team’s leadership needs and remain optimistic, even in the face of difficulty. These leaders can emotionally and mentally plug into others, read the situation at hand and behave accordingly to get the best results for everyone.

Studies show a direct correlation between high EQ and successful leadership. But managers can fall into particular pitfalls that hurt their credibility and hard-won success, impeding the ability to use their EQ. This presentation provides strategies for building a strong case for the importance of both IQ and EQ. Attendees will leave with practical examples and new skills as they learn about the unique traps that can trip up even the most successful leaders, and the ways to avoid them. Jen will explain why EQ is particularly hard to maintain at management levels, and share how to escape the most common ego traps to increase your leadership effectiveness.

Presented by: Jen Shirkani, Author and Keynote Speaker, Penumbra Group

Ticket required. This session is not included in any registration package — it is only available separately.