Emotional intelligence for leaders, lawyers & HR professionals

Emotional Intelligence has been discussed amongst psychologists and researchers for decades.  It is a set of skills that can be practiced and improved upon, as opposed to being an inherent or inherited trait.  In this episode, we discuss what emotional intelligence is, why it’s important and how to get more of it.

Our guest today is Vicki de Prazer, a registered Practising Psychologist with a Masters in Cognitive Science and one of Australia’s leading Performance Psychologists.  Vicki is the National Chair of the Australian Psychological Society Coaching Psychology Group and the Associate Director of the University of Canberra’s Medical and Counselling Centre.  She joins us today to discuss the topic of Emotional Intelligence, explains what it means for us in our day to day lives and shares some actionable insights to implement in the workplace.

Topics we cover

  • Four major branches of emotional intelligence
  • Differing research on the topic
  • Why emotional intelligence matters
  • The difference between IQ and EQ
  • The nature versus nurture factor
  • How emotional intelligence is a component of resilience
  • Things we can do to help improve our emotional intelligence

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