MEGA SESSION: Ego vs. EQ: How Top Business Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: This session helps hone your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to eliminate business blind spots, minimize ego and increase leadership effectiveness.
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While climbing the corporate ladder or growing your own company, you may lose the  Emotional Intelligence (EQ) that keeps you connected to your workforce and grounded in the day-to-day realities of your business. EQ refers to a skill set that includes an ability to recognize one’s own impulses and moods (self-awareness), the ability to read situations accurately (empathy), and the capacity to respond appropriately depending on the situation (self-control). By contrast, ego is characterized by a high degree of self-absorption and exaggerated sense of self-importance. Learn why emotional intelligence is hard to maintain at senior levels, and understand the eight most common ego traps and how to avoid them in order to increase leadership effectiveness and EQ.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:45pm

Jen Shirkani


Jen Shirkani is the CEO of Penumbra Group and has spent over 20-years as a learning and development specialist, trainer and speaker. Her topics are presented from a leadership perspective filled with practical strategies and immediately useable tips. She lives in New England where she oversees a national talent management firm. She has been a past speaker at national SHRM conferences and at SHRM affiliates in Colorado, Washington, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Maine, and the North East. Jen holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and focuses on leadership development, communication skills and on making common sense more common.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Mega Session
Relationship Management
Leadership & Navigation
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