MTI Leadership Development Program Details
Statistics show that emotional intelligence (EQ) is a key indicator of the success of a leader. The intelligence quotient (IQ) may get you a job, but EQ distinguishes you in your leadership capacity. Take an emotional intelligence assessment and then learn how to improve components of EQ such as self-perception, self-expression, interpersonal skills, decision making, and stress management.
Moving from manager to leader
Management and leadership are two very different skillsets. While both are often needed in leadership roles today, leaders differentiate themselves from managers by mastering the skills of setting a vision, engaging employees, and leading change. Learning these skills allows for a greater leadership presence and an increased ability to guide and influence others.
Effective communications skills
Lack of effective communications are often the root of all problems in organizations. Setting expectations, body language, giving effective feedback, good listening techniques, and proper requests are all tools for creating effective communications and enhancing interpersonal relationships within a working environment.
Conflict inevitably rises in working relationships. How to deal with conflict can be debilitating, angst ridden, and/or hard to handle. And yet there are effective ways to handle conflict and invite dialogue on differences of opinions, expectations or results. This can be done through managing your own emotions, opening a dialogue using facts, and creating a safe environment for the other person to communicate their perspective. Using a framework such as this can lend itself to creating win-win situations for both parties in the conflict situation and enhance relationships.
Leading change can be hard. People are often wired to want to remain in their comfort zone and not transition into something new. Effective leaders know how to navigate change and lead others through it in a way that results in buy-in and acceptance of the new process, technology, or strategy. This takes setting a vision, creating opportunities to receive feedback, getting employees involved in the change effort, and providing quick wins to show progress during the change.
Well-being and leadership
In the stressful, immediate, constantly changing world of organizations today, it is important for leaders to also find time to take care of themselves and focus on their well-being. Tools such as mediation, breathing, physical exercises, and other techniques enhance well-being and allow for more productivity and effectiveness both inside and outside of the workplace.