It’s not about how smart you are, it’s about HOW you’re smart!

David Cooney 23.05.2017

This was one of the takeaways from our recent event sponsored by Morgan McKinley in conjunction with CIPD in the area of Emotional Intelligence.

Anne Hennessey of Vitae Consulting brought a wealth of knowledge on the subject and provided plenty of provocative theories, case studies and insights on EQ. Having spent over 20 years' in consultancy, within industry and academic arenas, it proved to be a very interesting evening.

She outlined that while IQ is fixed, EQ is something you can develop throughout your life/career. It can grow and develop and can be enormously beneficial to assess your EQ to correctly address the shortfalls therein.

Fortune article of 1999 outlines Successful CEO's shine – not in the area of planning or finances – but in the area of Emotional Intelligence. They show integrity, assertiveness, effective communication and trust-building behaviour (The EQ Edge). 

Interesting statistics were provided during Anne’s presentation, outlining the Business case for development of Emotional Intelligence, such as:

•   90% of Top Performers have High EQ
•   EQ is responsible for 58% of your job performance
•   People with high EQ make $29,000 more annually than their low EQ counterparts

Anne outlined the various tools which are used during the coaching process, to ascertain and identify strengths and weaknesses within a client’s EQ. Specifically the EQ-I 2.0 360 Analysis. This tool helps consultants to pinpoint development areas.

Morgan McKinley were delighted to sponsor such a well-received and engaging event.

Should you wish to find out more on the subject, connect with Anne Hennessey of Vitae Consulting.  

Should you wish to speak with a consultant regarding your next move, we would be delighted to help you achieve your career goals.

It’s not about how smart you are, it’s about HOW you’re smart!

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