EQ for your IQ - Experiments in Testing and Teaching Emotional Intelligence

"Soft skills" is a terrible name, isn't it? There are all sorts of challenges in leadership that one would typically class as "soft skills" but are most definitely hard. Letting someone go, for example.

I prefer "Emotional Intelligence" or "EQ", to counter-balance your IQ.

For the past 2 years I've been teaching EQ to Software Developers and I will layout the model I use train it ... and the concepts I use to convince the more technically minded individuals that it's important.

Oh, and we will also test your own individual EQ.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

I will go through:

  • What Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is
  • A 4-quadrant model of EQ
  • Allow you to take a test to measure your own individual EQ
  • How I convince Technical Minds to learn EQ

Learning Outcome

  • An understanding of what Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is
  • A 4-quadrant model of EQ
  • Your own strengths and weaknesses with your individual EQ
  • How I convince Technical Minds to learn EQ

Target Audience

Those interested in Emotional Intelligence

Prerequisites for Attendees

An open mind

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