The first of my ‘offerings’ relates to social intelligence and emotional intelligence, and how we all have the capacity to build on our strengths (or weaknesses) in these skills to boost our happiness and work effectiveness. I have two videos for you – both feature conversations with Daniel Goleman who is pioneering new research into how our brains function in social settings. The first is a short 4 minute introduction to the ideas around social intelligence, and the other is a longer ten minute talk that really explores the ideas more fully and reflects on how important social intelligence is if you wish to be an effective leader.
I encourage you to take the time to view the videos and then think about what it means for you and your relationships with those around you.
Are you socially intelligent (4 mins)
Social intelligence and leadership (10 mins)