Emotional Intelligence - Engaged Leadership

The University of Auckland Business School

How long?

  • 2 days

The University of Auckland Business School

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About the course

Emotional intelligence helps leaders become ‘people smart’ and to use practical tools to inspire better results, at all levels.

What drives proactive behaviour, motivates, commitment, inspiration, understanding, decision-making, healthy conflict resolution and overall performance in organisations today?

Leaders who are skilled in using emotional intelligence (EI) as a professional influence tool.

“The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence,” Daniel Goleman, author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence.

Organisations are now beginning to switch on to the advantages of having their leaders trained in EI. Leaders who employ EI skills help themselves and their people to:

  • Grow stronger relationships at all levels with colleagues, management, clients and stakeholders
  • Create ‘proactive’ high-performing teams
  • Think and act adaptively no matter the situation
  • Communicate with greater openness and purpose
  • Achieve better results with greater ownership, accountability and responsibility

Topics covered

In this two-day interactive workshop, you will gain practical and effective skills and tools to understand, engage and influence others to achieve even more. The EI model is simplicity itself, and within each stage participants will gain a multitude of tools for everyday leadership:

  • Self-Awareness – the foundation to self-leadership
  • Self-Management – the strength, flexibility and confidence to lead, no matter when…no matter what
  • Social Awareness – growing your abilities to connect and engage at all levels
  • Relationship Management – professional influence skills in leading performance


You will:

  • Increase your strength and flexibility as an influential leader
  • Connect and engage with greater confidence and presence
  • Lead with greater purpose and proactivity
  • Gain key awareness and influence abilities

Your organisation will:

  • Increase productivity
  • Lower attrition rates
  • Retain talented people
  • Improve working culture
  • Gain greater buy-in and proactive attitudes

Who should attend

  • Leaders, professionals and entrepreneurs who want to understand, utilise and grow their abilities toward achieving better results for others and themselves
  • Professionals who want to develop and grow self-awareness and leadership
  • Business owners, CEOs, professionals, Senior Executives, Government, community and NGO leaders

Trust the experts

Peter Blyde

Dr. Peter Blyde regularly works with the Business School to develop and deliver executive development programmes for corporate clients. Peter has been at the forefront of executive leadership development including the Hillary Leadership Programme (New Zealand Leadership Institute 2005-2010) and G...


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Emotional Intelligence - Engaged Leadership at The University of Auckland Business School

2095 NZD $1,297

May 14—15, 2020

Auckland, New Zealand


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