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How To Apply the Lessons of Emotional Intelligence -- interview with Dr. Relly Nadler


 “Emotional Intelligence” (EQ) - - it’s a term practically every leader has heard of.

Time Magazine says "Emotional Intelligence may be the best predictor of success in life..."

EQ is a term coined by Daniel Goleman who authored the wildly successful book “Emotional Intelligence - Why It Can Matter More Than IQ” (1996).

Here’s what Goleman says about the importance of EQ:

"In a study of skills that distinguish star performers in every field from entry-level jobs to executive positions, the single most important factor was not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical experience, it was EQ.”
  -- Daniel Goleman

A clear and competitive advantage is gained when leaders (and teams) strengthen EQ. 

But HOW exactly are Teamwork Facilitators supposed to APPLY this EQ stuff?  How do we make it real?  How do we close the gap between the theory of EQ and the practice of EQ?

Relly_nadler That’s the question we’ll answer on Thursday December 1, 2011 when IATF Visiting Faculty Member Dr. Reldan Nadler, author of Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Hands-On Strategies for Building Confident And Collaborative Star Performers  shares his street-smart wisdom.

Dr. Nadler is a world-class expert when it comes to the practical application of Emotional Intelligence with leaders and teams and top companies seek out his advice -- Dr. Nadler's clients include Dreamworks SKG, Disney, At&T, MCI, Xerox, Lockheed-Martin Aerospace, and many more!


Questions addressed in this Free IATF TeleSeminar:

  1. What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and why is it the most important component for star performance?
  2. Why are EQ competencies critical for Teamwork Facilitators?
  3. How is the Brain Neuroscience research influencing leadership today?
  4. How to use the “Emotional Audit” to enhance your leadership and use with others.
  5. What are specific things you can do to raise your EQ and experience more success?

About the telephone conference technology used during this class

This TeleSeminar will utilize new state of the art telephone conferencing technology from Maestro Conference that enables you to participate like never before.  All you need is a regular telephone (land line or cell) BUT be ready for a totally new experience. 

Yes, it will be THAT different.  :-)


Live TeleSeminar entitled "Emotional Intelligence - Practical Applications for Teamwork Facilitators”

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Starts at 1 pm Eastern (NY City time zone)
(12 Central / 11 am Mountain / 10 am Pacific)
runs 60 minutes

FREE!  But space is limited.  Register early!

Get the recording for a limited time for free CLICK HERE.
This call was recorded and is archived in the IATF Members Only Area.  Only IATF members have access to the Members Only Area.  CLICK HERE to learn more about IATF membership benefits.

During this call Dr. Nadler will shared the following:

 Slides are here:  Download Slides_leading_with_EI

Article:  "Teamwork Is Unnatural":    Download Teamwork is Unnatural 2011

Systemic Shame -- What does Penn State have to teach us about organizatonal culture?

Brene Brown, Ph.D. has a great post on her blog about what the recent events at Penn State have to teach us about shame and organizational culture.

When the culture of an organization mandates that it is more important to protect the reputation of a system and those in power than it is to protect the basic human dignity of individuals, you can be certain that shame is systemic, money drives ethics, and accountability is dead. This is true in corporations, nonprofits, universities, governments, churches, schools, families, and sports programs. If you think back on any major scandal fueled by cover-ups, you'll see this pattern.

Read the full post HERE.


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Teaching Teamwork at the North Carolina Youth Giving Summit


IATF member and good friend Eric Rowls invited me to present two leadership development workshops at the recent North Carolina Youth Giving Summit.  The video above is a news spot on TV about the event.

Eric is the president of Leading To Change and also heads up the North Carolina Youth Giving Network.

Eric and his inspired team are doing amazing work with youth and those who work with youth. Eric has surrounded himself with outstanding people which makes for events that run smoothly and are high energy.

Eric and his team are experts at "production" - - the music, lighting, balloons, signs, check-in, handouts, gifts for participants, food, name tags, snacks, seating, etc.  When you walk into a Leading To Change event you immediately know you're about to experience something special.

In the above video from the TV news crew you'll see me leading a game involving tennis balls - - I call this game "Tennis Ball Madness" and I used it to help the students learn what "lose-lose", "win-lose", and "win-win" feel like.  I've led this same game with a wide variety of groups (corporate groups, nonprofits, health care, educators, students, military).  The game is a powerful learning opportunity.

Click on the link below to download lead-it-yourself directions to the game:

Download TennisBallMadness

Watch the instructional video of the game here: