Leading people is tough. But, you don’t have to be tough to lead.

75% of job success depends on how well leaders manage their people.

As a leader climbs the corporate ladder, their self and social awareness declines. Stress levels and information overload are common, and they become disconnected from others.

Research on Fortune 500 CEOs shows that 75 percent of job success depends on how well leaders manage their people. Technical skills contributed to only 25 percent of job success.

Emotional Intelligence can help develop leaders become more people-focused and lead with empathy. Happier employees mean higher job performance, and more revenue and profit for the business.

How EI also helps leaders


Develop new ways of thinking providing their organisation with a competitive edge

Achieve goals by identifying self-limiting beliefs

Refocus on the things one needs to do to achieve what they want

Observe one’s emotions, and those of people around them

Differentiate between different emotions and know how to label them

Use emotional information to make good decisions

Why do you need emotional intelligence?

No matter how technologically advanced society becomes, human beings remain at the core of that society.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the point at which our thinking and emotions intersect. Leadership that doesn’t fall in this sweet spot ultimately fails its people.

How we manage stressful situations, communicate with others, resolve conflicts is a direct result of how emotionally intelligent we are. In fact, EQ related trainings give an eight times return on ROI when compared to non-EQ trainings.

EQ is at the heart of what we do at the Emotional Quotient (EQ) Academy. We teach leaders how to increase their emotional intelligence skills using a combination of brain research and EI – so they become more resilient, good communicators and problem solvers.

Emotional Intelligence for goal setting

Leaders who set goals are more successful and perform better in their roles, more motivated and committed to the organisation. But, employees often fail to achieve goals because of a fear of failure, judgement or rejection.

Setting achieving goals can become difficult if inner obstacles are present. They can affect an employee’s motivation levels, job performance and skills development.

Using Emotional Intelligence, we teach leaders how to recognise these inner barriers, and overcome them resulting in higher productivity, self-confidence and job success.

CEO of EQ Academy

Ush Dhanak

Ush Dhanak is one of Australia’s leading experts on emotional intelligence, EQ coach and trainer and a popular keynote speaker at events around the world. She’s the founder and CEO of Emotional Quotient (EQ) Academy, the online hub for emotional intelligence courses, workshops EQ resources in Australia.

She also works with schools to teach emotional intelligence skills and supports HR departments to get the best from their employees.

It’s about understanding the brain and using science-based methods to rewire it and create new ways of working and thinking. EI programs can help boost job performance by 12 per cent.

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Her point of difference is using Neuroleadership and EQ to help leaders uncover their true potential.

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