Session: Emotional Intelligence: The Core Competency to Company Success
Do you know what Emotional Intelligence is, really? Today EQ is thrown around like another buzz word gaining an increasingly shallow definition and understanding. The biggest challenge we see is that most people don't really know what EQ is and how it can support their team, culture, and organizational development.
The most successful companies and individuals are the ones that adapt their culture and communication around the key elements of Emotional Intelligence (EI). Many experts contend that EI is more important than the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and actually accounts for 80% of professional success. According to Daniel Goleman, the preeminent expert of EI, Emotional Intelligence is categorized into four quadrants, and it helps build and maintain healthy personal and professional thoughts, actions, and relationships. Workplaces and companies across the nation have now identified EI as a defining factor in company culture, productivity, and increased results. Today, companies around the world are incorporating the idea of Emotional Intelligence into their professional perspective and strategic outlook. According to David L. Van Rooy Ph.D, the Senior Director of Global Leader Development for Walmart, and author of Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be, “A correlation between EI and improved performance, and the validity of EI has held constant across the different performance domains, from the workplace to academic.”
In this session, we will break down the 18 competencies of EQ and how it relates to every HR people challenge you may face with you and your team.
- Building Self-Awareness and Accurate Self-Assessment
- The Three Stages of Empathy
- Team Communication Management and Styles
Lauren Sweeney is the Vice President at Rise Up For You. It is a global educational and motivational company that focuses on enhancing company culture, and on personal development through teaching soft skills. Its mission is to help serve humanity by focusing on its most essential component—the people. The company's programming is SHRM certified, a Women-Owned Certified Business, and an approved vendor for the County of LA. Lauren was recently awarded the 2021 Ambassador of the Year for the Brea Chamber in Orange County. She serves on the Executive PIHRA Board as the Regional Representative for the Central chapters. She is also a board member of the North Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
Lauren has spoken to thousands of people about confidence, personal leadership, women in the workplace, and more! She has been featured on multiple podcasts, Shout LA magazine, and recognized in a number of California Chamber magazines. She has spoken at HR, Education, and Women in Leadership conferences throughout the United States. She has done keynote presentations on creating intentional company cultures, diverse and inclusive workplaces, and how to build career confidence. Personal branding, public speaking, emotional intelligence, and values-based leadership are some of her favorite topics to coach and teach. She recently built a Leadership Academy to support the social-emotional well-being of classified and credentialed staff for a local school district. Lauren has incredible passion, energy, and relatability with the audiences she serves.