Harnessing the Power of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

  • Harrisburg, PA
  • September 20

In this presentation, Bob Anderson will facilitate an interactive workshop based on Emotional Intelligence/Emotional Quotient (EI/EQ) awareness and skill development. Key issues covered include:

  • what is Emotional Intelligence — how EI/EQ differs from IQ
  • the business case for EQ — how developing it translates into bottom line results
  • your role as leader in developing your Emotional Intelligence — why should you?
  • Emotional Intelligence assessment results — members will receive an EQ report providing them with a snapshot of their EQ — 15 EQ competencies will be measured
  • techniques to help you continually develop your EQ
  • how do you build EQ as an organizational capacity.

Research suggests that the higher you go in an organization, the more EQ matters. In a study or more than 515 senior global executives, the most successful had the strongest emotional intelligence. A recent Harvard University study reveals that up to 95% of success in leadership is attributed to EQ/EI.

Value to Members: Members will leave with techniques, strategies, and an action plan to develop their EQ. The EQ report they will receive as well as developmental strategies, will allow members to continuously monitor and focus their EQ development in order to realize desired personal and business results. At the organizational level, members will learn how to assess their organization’s ability to develop emotionally intelligent leaders and will understand the impact of doing so as it affects their bottom line.

About the Speaker

Bob Anderson is the co-founder of Leading Challenges. He is a dynamic facilitator, performance coach and international keynote speaker who is driven by the desire to create individuals and organizations that are emotionally intelligent.

Fluent in Spanish and conversational in Portuguese and Korean, Bob has designed and conducted leadership, team development and strategic planning programs for corporations, educational institutions and entrepreneurial firms all over the world. Recent engagement have him delivering day-long courses at GE’s global leadership campus, working with the professors and coaches at a national sports academy in Doha, Qatar and speaking at CEO developments event in cities ranging from Boston to Buenos Aires, Vermont to Vancouver and Texas to Toronto and many more.

As a combat veteran, a master-parachutist, former high school principal, endurance athlete, father of two and public speaker, Bob holds unique insights into the power of effectively assessing, developing and using an individual’s and an organization’s emotional intelligence to increase professional and personal effectiveness.

Bob’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in modern languages from Norwich University (the United States’ oldest private military college), where he twice served as class president, captained the varsity football and lacrosse teams and served as chairperson of the University’s Honor Committee. In 2006 Bob was inducted into Norwich’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bob also holds a master’s in education, administration, planning and social policy from The Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

A volunteer and leader for numerous causes, Bob served as the first ever chairperson for the American Cancers Society’s Nordic Relay for Life. He has served as a board member of local private schools and is a member of numerous organizations and events for which he raises money and volunteers including The Wounded Warrior Program, Home for Hospitalized Veterans, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Compassion International and a myriad of orphanages around the world.

A veteran of 14 continental marathons and four ultra-marathons and five international marathons, Bob remains athletically active participating in events as far ranging as the third-ever marathon on Antarctica, The Mount Everest Marathon, The Himalaya 100-Mile Stage Race, The Vermont 100, and other off-road endurance running events. Up next for Bob is a self-contained 160 mile race across the Egyptian Desert.

Bob lives in the New England ski hamlet of Stowe, Vermont with his family. His first book, My Wife, a Marathon and Me: A Guide to Running (a Life) on Purpose, is due out in 2012.

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