Emotional Intelligence is a combination of attitudes, habits and skills which can be acquired, developed and enhanced. Insights into neuroplasticity reveal that people can continually learn and develop. With continued focus and practice we can develop lasting new connections in the brain and make sustainable change.
sustained improvement in overall Emotional Intelligence
Of the many thousands of Emotional Intelligence development programmes we have delivered, typically individuals make an 18% sustained improvement in their overall Emotional Intelligence.
The success of our Emotional Intelligence development programmes is based upon a number of key factors:
Raising self-awareness and understanding your own Emotional Intelligence is a fundamental starting point. The Emotional Intelligence Profile gives individuals an accurate assessment of their current Emotional Intelligence and provides a developmental route map for making sustainable change.
Addressing underlying attitudes
To change behaviour people must shift their attitudes. For example, teaching a person to say no assertively will not last for long if underneath they still believe they are inadequate.
Feelings are the primary driver of behaviour, therefore to change behaviour it is necessary to change the feelings behind them. Often, people know what they should do but don’t do it in practice. There is increasing research explaining how the ‘emotional’ and ‘thinking’ parts of the brain learn differently; our programmes address both.
Making change experiential
We make change experiential and interactive. Developing Emotional Intelligence requires both rational and emotional centres of the brain. Development that is carried out collectively is often far more powerful as it provides immediate feedback, and a sense of context and reality to the experience.