Hello, in this talk we will be
discussing "Leadership Presence".
How do you show up, through
the lens of emotional intelligence?
Learning more about how others perceive
you will help increase your effectiveness
as a leader by inspiring those around you.
I'm your host Laura Virgilio,
founder and CEO of "Branching Out",
a leadership development company
specializing in emotional intelligence and
Let's get started.
One of my favorite quotes regarding
leadership was introduced to
me by Dr Rich Handley.
I also had the pleasure to learn about
emotional intelligence from him more than
a decade ago.
"leadership is the art of influence".
Your ability to inspire influence and
ultimately lead people is
a reflection of how you show up.
It's not always the words you say but
the actions you take,
how you handle stress, show
determination in the face of adversity,
demonstrate your want and need to develop
and encourage others to do the same.
So what is emotional intelligence?
It's defined as "a cross section of
interrelated emotional and social
competencies and skills that determine how
well we understand and express ourselves".
"How we understand and relate to others,
and cope with daily demands".
An American psychologist study
that did research on IQ, suggested
that cognitive intelligence accounted for
only 6% of success in the workplace.
Whereas a BarOn study showed
that 27 to 45% of the workplace
success was linked to
Which means having EQ or
people smart has been found to be directly
linked to job success 4 to 7 times
more than just being book smart.
One of the things I like about emotional
intelligence is that you can increase your
emotional intelligence overtime
by doing some things differently.
For example asking, how can I support you?
When needing to show empathy
towards someone else.
In my years of leadership training,
whenever I ask people what characteristics
they almost always relate to EQi.
For example, inspiration,
being supportive, being collaborative,
caring, fair, direct and empathetic.
So think about someone who's
inspired you over the years.
Do you think they have competencies
that relate to emotional intelligence?
How did they show up?
What did you admire the most about them?