Connection Sessions for Both

The Authentic Leadership Secret: Emotional Intelligence

In the modern day workplace, employees want more than just a salary and benefits. They want to feel heard and understood by leaders. And, the data tells us that high levels of emotional intelligence account for nearly 90% of what sets high performers apart from their peers with similar technical skills and knowledge. In other words, people with high EQs perform better and are more profitable for companies. Having a high EQ is critical for today’s leaders. And unlike IQ, EQ can be improved at any age or stage in life. This workshop will teach leaders how to excel at emotional intelligence — and get more productivity and engagement from your teams starting today.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to define EQ and understand why it’s critical in the workplace
  • Understand the consequences of putting emotional intelligence on the backburner
  • Adopt tangible strategies for upping your emotional intelligence as a leader
  • Gain strategies for effectively communicating and collaborating with others in the workplace
  • Integrate the four components of EQ (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management) into your leadership style
  • Develop composure skills for redirecting emotions in order to ensure win-win interactions
  • Learn actionable skills for resiliency and stress management
  • Demonstrate and increase empathy by acknowledging the feeling and perspectives of others

Who Should Attend:

  • Leaders of all levels (C-suite encouraged)
  • People who manage people
  • HR
  • All team members

Moving Past Busy and Tired: The Elusive Work/Life Wellbeing

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Many Americans feel anxious because they lack balance and feel too busy and exhausted with their day-to-day lives. But, life doesn’t have to be busy and exhausting all the time. During this session, you’ll learn how to break down what it means to be “busy.” You will define and assess how to protect your values, and we’ll teach and implement real strategies for integrating balance into your life. Hint: it’s a practice, not a pill.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand where you exist on the “integrator/segmenter” spectrum, and how to integrate balance no matter which personality type you belong to
  • Learn why work/life balance is so elusive in the 21st century, and create a new definition of work/life balance
  • Hear case studies of people who have achieved work/life wellbeing
  • Determine accountability triggers to support achieving work-life balance
  • Learn how to utilize productivity tools to support and incorporate work-life balance goals
  • Gain strategies in how to acquire the time to get important personal activities integrated into the calendar
  • Walk away with 10 actionable strategies for being more balanced starting today

Who Should Attend

  • Busy professionals
  • HR professionals
  • Managers of teams

Use Your Genius: How to Maximize Your Potential

People who use their strengths every day are three times more likely to report having an excellent quality of life, six times more likely to be engaged at work, 8% more productive and 15% less likely to quit their jobs. Yet, only about 50% of people get to use their strengths at work every day. Through this interactive workshop, individuals will independently take the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment (or StandOut Assessment) and come to the workshop with a printout of their results. Participants will learn more about their individual strengths and the strengths of their team members. Critically, they’ll learn how to apply those strengths at work, as well as how to harness the collective strengths of the team. We will also present macro-level data and reports for the team on its unique strengths and gaps, as well as suggestions for continued team success. Implementing the findings from this workshop will improve the team’s quality of life, create more engagement and productivity, and improve retention.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about strengths-focused leadership and why it matters
  • Work through guided activities, incorporating your unique results and sharing out with the team
  • Understand how to apply your unique strengths at your job starting today
  • Explain the value of recognizing and relying on strengths
  • Highlight each team member’s strengths
  • Provide a forum to discuss team dynamics in the context of strengths

Who Should Attend:

  • Manager-level leaders and above
  • Leaders who manage people and teams
  • Teams that work collaboratively