About leadership and emotional intelligence

about leadership and emotional intelligence

Deloitte identified that the leadership challenge in organisations has grown to a crisis level. In 2015, 86 percent of companies globally cite ‘gaps in their leadership pipeline, as one of their top three issues and these gaps are occurring at all levels of the organisation’. (The Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015).

These gaps can be filled by a greater awareness of Emotional Intelligence which is ’the ability to monitor one’s own and others feelings, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and action’. (Mayer & Salovey, 1990)

Leadership competence in emotional intelligence is important because it enables leaders to recognise and use key leadership competencies, to lead others, have greater flexibility and creativity, influence others skilfully, achieve our goals, demonstrate commitment and have initiative and optimism.

Thanks to the many challenges and opportunities that arise when working with others, leaders must have a solid understanding of how their emotions and actions affect the people around them. The better a leader relates to and works with others, the more successful he or she will be.


Based on over 15 years of worldwide use and research, the Emotional Behaviours at Work (EBW) assessment creates business value by delivering insights into our ability to manage our emotional drivers at work, including stress resilience and motivation.

The EBW clarifies why we behave the way we do, and sheds light on where improvement is needed by providing feedback on key emotions and behaviours that predict occupational success.

The first step to health-check you and your team is through an assessment using EBW which sheds light on where improvement is needed.

Kay Weijers is an accredited facilitator for EBW

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