EQ significantly impacts performance, especially at senior levels in an organization. In Daniel Goleman's research, EQ was twice as important as other factors for performance at all levels. Its importance increases at higher levels of a company. When comparing star performers in senior leadership positions with average ones, 90% of the difference was attributable to EQ (rather than cognitive abilities).
This workshop teaches Emotional intelligence as a set of five skills, namely Self Awareness, Self Regulation, Motivation, Social Skills and Empathy. These skills enable leaders and teams to access high performance and enhance results. Each of these skill areas corresponds to a set of behaviors that can be observed, practiced and learned. Ultimately, EQ is the ability to influence and get things done with and through other people.
Lela is the founder and CEO at EQED, a Silicon Valley advisory firm focused on building emotional intelligence and resilience skills to enhance team and business performance.
Lela sparks the possibilities in individuals, teams and organizations, and is committed to the fastest and most effective ways to bring about lasting behavioral change and build EQ.
She facilitates the popular elective Interpersonal Dynamics (aka Touchy Feely) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and women’s circles for their Women in Management Program. She co-founded three other ventures in finance, software and cosmetics. Previously, she worked in leveraged finance and was a credit and commodity derivatives trader at Goldman Sachs in London. Lela holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Durham, England.