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Emotional Intelligence & Self-Management: Why It Is Important to Understand the Emotional Climate of Your Workplace - Webinar

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  • Webinar
  • 90 Minutes
  • Online Compliance Panel
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Join the session with the expert 'Mel Burt-Gracik' as she discusses what Emotional Intelligence is, why it is important for businesses to give attention to the emotional climate of their workplaces, how to increase your EQ, and strategies to implement when working with someone exhibiting lower emotional intelligence.

Emotional Intelligence at the office takes many common forms, from giving ourselves a pep talk just so we can muster the energy to go talk to a co-worker who always seems to be a challenge to work with, to attending the committee meeting where one of the members perpetually dominates the conversation and very little gets done. Alternatively, have you found yourself to be the prickly co-worker, trying to figure out what you are doing to turn off others? We constantly need to recognize, manage, and adjust our own emotions and how we relate with our co-workers to maximize productivity, build relationships, and diffuse problems.

Emotional Intelligence is a key to achieving that objective, as a range of studies have demonstrated its importance to successful job performance and a cohesive workplace. According to Talent Smart, 58% of your job performance is affected by Emotional Intelligence, and other surveys have indicated that there are potential improvements in leadership skills and mental health as well.

Objectives of the Presentation:

Strong self-management skills provide the confidence and influence necessary to be a role model that others want to follow. Developing and understanding how Emotional Intelligence is important as it affects a person's ability to be a great leader.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

- Review and practice 5 dynamic self-awareness strategies to enhance their professional life
- Develop a priority list of the top 3 self-management strategies they need to improve
- Gain insights on ways to lead with emotional intelligence
- Understand the 15 components of emotional intelligence
- Create strategies for working productively with colleagues who have lower emotional intelligence
- Explore how to help colleagues or direct reports grow their emotional intelligence

Why Should you Attend?

Have you ever looked around your office and wondered why some people just seem to have the right response for the right situation? People who seem to handle stress with ease, while also showing sensitivity to the emotions of others?

Developing self-awareness promotes increased productivity and higher job satisfaction. Changing yourself can also change your perceptions of others leading to improved communication, increased empathy and better interpersonal rapport and relationships.

This webinar will help you identify the practical steps you can take to develop your emotional intelligence for real and meaningful life changes. The session will also help you to assess your own strengths and weaknesses within specific emotional intelligence elements.

Areas Covered:

- Learn what emotional intelligence is, and recognize behaviors associated with a high EQ - or well-developed emotional intelligence
- Learn the key concepts that comprise Emotional Intelligence (EQ-I)
- Learn about various EQ-I models and how it is measured
- Discover strategies for increasing your EQ-I
- Hear the secret to working with challenging people with lower EQ-I
- Understand how EQ-I affects job performance, mental health, bullying, and other workplace issues
- How to develop an action plan for analyzing your own EQ, getting feedback from others and taking the actions needed to enhance your sense of confidence and well-being, improve your communication at work and build richer and more satisfying relationships

Topic Background:

Working on your emotional intelligence could well be the most important aspect of your personal development.

Research has shown that people with higher levels of emotional intelligence enjoy more satisfying and successful careers and relationships. In addition to life satisfaction, increasing your EI is a wise step for job security. A prominent study highlighted in the NY Times demonstrated that from 1980 to 2012 jobs with high social skill requirements grew by 10 percentage points as a share of the U.S. labor force.

Many important skills go into leadership development. Along with increased knowledge of budgets, finance and business strategies comes the need for a more complex repertoire of soft skills. Emotional intelligence provides a foundation for increased leadership potential by providing a tool that managers and executives can use in a wide variety of situations.
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  • Mel Burt-Gracik Mel Burt-Gracik,
    Founder and CEO ,

    Mel Burt-Gracik has spent her 13 year career in Leadership Development. She holds a B.A. in Communication, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration, and a Master of Divinity degree. Starting off in Higher Education, she helped countless students identify their strengths and how to use them to achieve academic success. She managed and advised Millennials in student government to carry out their demanding leadership roles while maintaining their academic progress. After training with the Gallup Corporation and certifying to coach individuals and teams with the StrengthsFinder assessment she co-created the Offices of Strengths and Vocation building an internal coaching and team development program.

    Turning these abilities to the corporate world, Mel launched Flourish: Your Business, Your Team, Your Life. With Flourish, Mel helps businesses increase their employee engagement by co-creating with them a work culture focused on the strengths of their greatest asset: their human capital. She helps teams work well together by focusing on their natural talents and the workplace needs that accompany them. Utilizing Gallup's 12: The Elements of Great Managing, Mel helps supervisors learn and implement the skills top managers possess. In addition to StrengthsFinder, Mel holds certifications in Meyers Briggs Type Indicator and Emotional Intelligence EQ-i and EQ360 by MultiHealth Systems.

    Mel's client work includes Hewlett Packard, General Atomics, Sharp Healthcare, Red Cross, Make A Wish, San Diego Airport Authority, Clovis Community Hospital, University of California San Diego, TRS Group, Stitch Marketing + Research, NWB Environmental Services, Jewish Family Service, Episcopal Community Services, and Judson Realty.

    Mel believes that the best teams are diverse on a variety of factors. She measures her success by the stories that exemplify growth from her clients, and she has a treasure trove of them. When she isn't working hard to help workplaces flourish, you can find her hard at work running, cycling or swimming in preparation for her next triathlon.

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  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Individual contributors
  • Administrative professionals and every other member of your organization can benefit from improved Emotional Intelligence
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