Being cognitively smart isn’t enough. In order to succeed at work, we all need a combination of technical skills, cognitive abilities (IQ), and emotional intelligence (EQ). While technical skills and IQ are basic prerequisites for success, studies over the last 20 years have repeatedly found that emotional intelligence is the most important indicator of career success, especially in more senior roles. In this workshop, you’ll learn key EQ related leadership skills in the context of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
“Dave was the perfect person to lead the “Emotional Intelligence for Engineers” session. He showed great understanding of our technical professionals taking the training because he’s been in their shoes and experienced first-hand the complexities of engineering teams. ‘Emotions at work’ is not a topic that is typically discussed at work, however recognizing and identifying EQ is essential to creating and sustaining high performing teams. This session was exactly what we needed!”
What did you enjoy most about the session?
“Promotion of self awareness, and working through specific examples”
“It allowed me to pinpoint empathy more effectively”
“The exercises were good, allowed me to get others’ perspectives”
“I enjoyed the session, not typically a topic that is discussed so recognizing and identifying EQ is important. Especially with so many personalities, locations, jobs, etc. Great exercises, too.”
Dave is founder of BigTalker and product leader who is passionate about building fantastic products. He's held senior product management roles at several early and late-stage Internet startups. Expertise includes full-stack web development, user experience design (UX), market research, and usability testing. Dave has led product teams that build world-class mobile, enterprise and e-commerce applications. Formerly founder and CEO of Treehouse Logic, a leading product configurator platform for retailers.