Emotional Intelligence: how to calibrate your compass?

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Effective feedback, Leadership, Personal development | 0 comments

In previous blogs we wrote about the importance of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the use of feedback instruments. In this contribution, we want to combine these two aspects which lead to a very powerful combination for people in leading roles to strengthen their leadership.     Cognitive Intelligence is not enough As indicated before, EI differentiates the average leaders from the outstanding ones. Of course, cognitive intelligence is important as well, but that is mainly seen as a kind of entry barrier. It is a given that your intelligence needs to be above a certain threshold value to ensure that...


Emotional Intelligence: your stepping stone for 2016 to excel your leadership effectiveness

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Leadership, Personal development | 0 comments

Although high IQ is a must have to be successful in your job, a high EQ, emotional intelligence, is the factor to separate the wheat from the chaff in outstanding performance. The concept of Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been spread widely since the mid 1990’s partly due to the excellent work of Daniel Goleman and co-workers. EI or emotional quotient (EQ) is the ability of individuals to recognize their own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. Before EI the main emphasis in...


Book recommendation: Managing Yourself

Posted by on Aug 15, 2010 in Interesting reads, Personal development | 0 comments

Honestly, how often did you come back from a training course and thought “I have heard that before”? It is human nature that we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience which is stored somewhere in our brain and we know what should be done. That’s what most of the coaching models building on: mobilizing the subconscious knowledge we all have. Paul Morgan is aiming to do exactly that with his book „Managing Yourself – coach yourself to optimum emotional intelligence“. Trained as sports psychologist he coached teams in the English and Irish Rugby League. He developed highly...