The Truth Behind What is Emotional Intelligence Training For

What is Emotional Intelligence Training About &

What Impact Does it Have on Professional Performance?

The Truth behind What is Emotional Intelligence Training For

EQ is One of The Most underrated interpersonal skills, although it has a dramatic influence on effective communication for the workplace, on soft skills for the workplace, and on overall productivity.

Emotional intelligence for the workplace is critical for the success of the corporate environment in multiple parameters, because What Is a Success needs to be redefined in these times of massive changes. These parameters are addressed in The Thinking Coach employee training development and leadership training courses.

Emotional intelligence for the workplace needs to be looked at through opening up the following 7 key questions, which open up important territories:

  • What is employee motivation
  • What is self motivation about
  • What is employee engagement about
  • What is employee turnover, and how to minimize it
  • What is team building about
  • What is to take ownership
  • What is productivity about

How To Think: What Is Emotional Intelligence Training?

Did you know the facts about studies that indicate that 85- 90% of firing and employee turnover in organizations, are caused due to lack of adequate soft skills for the workplace, and only 10% are due to lack of hard skills???

The curious thing is that most corporate training seminars are focused on hard technical skills of how “to do’, while very few are focused on what are interpersonal skills about, or as it is called nowadays, employee engagement, which are all about how “to be”. As Shakespeare is quoted, “to be or not to be, that is the question”. He never said to do or not to do…”To be” is the enabler of “to do”, and how to think about it is, that Being is the soft skills that enable a quality and long lasting doing.

This is particularly meaningful where emotional intelligence for the workplace is concerned, given the obvious fact that most business environments are prone to interpersonal conflicts, hidden and obvious.  The lack of performance information tools and performance tools application, relating to emotional intelligence for the workplace, is the main cause for low moral and consequent lack of productivity.

It makes one wonder why companies refuse to consider the facts, and make the necessary perception changes about soft skills training. There is a fixation of perception in many organization who are stuck in old paradigms

What is a paradigm

The meaning of what is paradigm needs to be considered here, before considering what is paradigm shift.

A paradigm is essentially a fixed perception that was formed somewhere in the past and became an unquestionable procedure, pattern, opinion or view. When you question wrongful policies that have not been updated and you hear the immortal words “that’s the company policy” that’s a paradigm box. What a paradigm shift is the ability to examine, change old views and act according to them.

Is There a Connection Between Emotional intelligence for The workplaces & Productivity?

Yes, absolutely! What is emotional intelligence about and the influence it has on productivity is as clear as day light. Please try to understand, see, fathom and admit to the fact, that we humans are emotional creatures and our emotions are the main tool in our human theatre tool kit, from which we make most of our decisions. When we feel positivity we everything looks great and when we feel negativity…

Nations rise & fall, governments rise & fall, families rise & fall and…companies rise & fall, wars, peace treaties are all based in large percentages on the Emotional factor.

Emotional Intelligence is about educating the emotions.

Emotions need to be educated and become intelligent to produce sanity, stability and an environment of true long-term success. We shall give it a new term “Human Technology”…the ability to press the right buttons in the most sophisticated computer ever created…the human!

It always rests on small thing, just as the late Vince Lombardi said about football…”it’s a game of inches”* and I would say to you that, humans are so finely tuned that the human “game” rests on Nano millimeters, because it is the small things that always, always tell the big story.

The Truth behind What is Emotional Intelligence Training For

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Practical Scenarios of Emotional Intelligence For The Workplace

Let’s look at few examples from everyday scenarios from what we call “professional environment”…there are many…they all rests on the smallest, unobtrusive “life’s inches”. Such as a smile at the right moment, a pat on the shoulder, a hug, even a stern look (not punitive) to put a person in place…

•    A coworker comes to the office in the morning and they are miserable…

•    A manager demands from a worker to perform better in harsh and punitive tones…

•    A worker talks negative behind the back of another coworker…

•    Two people are sniping at each other…

•    When a person is not being appreciated for their efforts

•    A person is unfairly accused and blamed for other’s errors

Although these matters are redundant and extremely common today, what is not understood is that how they are handled can ultimately make a huge difference, in the bottom line profit or loss column of a corporation.

In each of these occurrences there is the option of using the power of positivity  as an element of emotional intelligence for the workplace. When it’s used as a way of doing business it is the best conflict prevention tool there is.

The lack of emotional intelligence sensitivity causes negativity to spread and take over, like a wild fire in a field of thorns.

What Is Emotional Intelligence Training  Objective?

What is Emotional Intelligence Training for The Thinking Coach is to show professionals the Big Picture of what’s possible with applying emotional intelligence for the workplace, and demonstrate to them how near and far solutions to conflicts could be depending on the presence or “lack of ” Emotional Intelligence skills.

To provide them with a simple and effective tool kit of interpersonal skills to manage the Higher E-motions rather than be controlled by the Lower Emotions. To thus learn build unity and trust with their co-workers, reports and leadership.

In addition, the leadership training courses on emotional intelligence will demonstrate the difference between what is a leader that has EQ skills and what is a leader that does not!

The difference is shocking!

This is a unique hands on program with easy to apply performance information tools and performance tools that makes a real difference in the ability of professional to perform under pressure. It is part of The Thinking Coach leadership training courses and employee training development which offer a kaleidoscope of first class seminars.

Please feel free to call me for exceptional leadership training courses that make a difference!

Contact me, I am here for you!

Eli Harari

The Thinking Coach™

*“Life’s a game of inches, and so’s football.  In either game, life or
football, the margin for error is so small: I mean, a half a step too late, or
too early, and you don’t quite make it; one step too slow or too fast, you
don’t quite catch it…”

Vince Lombardi

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8 Replies to “The Truth Behind What is Emotional Intelligence Training For”

  • oh wow, I have never heard the effects and negative effects in particular of a lack of EQ training play out in the workplace.

    I’m thinking, how do I get my manager for go on one of these courses? Yes, she is a great technical specialist but when it comes to EQ man is she clueless and its hard to tell someone how they are negatively impacting the team with their lack of a smile or lack of empathy when they don’t get it.

    What would be your advice at how you communicate to this person that perhaps they need more EQ?

    • Hi SJ, glad you found it useful. How to tell her? pull her nose and scream into her ear…just joking…she needs my training, so maybe the clever thing to do is work your contacts to have me invited to do an emotional intelligence seminar for the whole group, where she attends, and then, believe me, i’ll get to her, You think you can pull it off? Typically my seminars ‘stir the pot’

      Let me know your thoughts



  • I completely agree that emotion training is a very important and usually lacking skill in corporate American and around the world. So much pain and job loss could be prevented if my corporate leaders and CEO’s would take this are as the necessity that it is!

    Looking back in my work history, I can find many instances, both of mine and others, that emotional skills were very lacking in the people at the top, and unless there is a shift in the thinking at the top, it will not get better. Your type of training should be mandatory, not optional!

    Please get the word out there now, because the emotional skills of the up and coming generation are sadly lacking. In a world where everyone has a “me first” attitude, there is going to be even more workplace strife and misunderstandings. If the leaders don’t know how to handle these situations, it will be a mess.

    Makes me glad I am retired. But even sixteen years ago, before I retired, I purposely chose a career that was independent of my bosses just for that reason.


    • Angi,

      Your words are very accurate and indeed I am trying to get across to decision makers to make this mandatory. However…in most cases the blind is leading the blind.

      Do you have contacts that you would like me to pursue?

      Cheers and thanks for the kind words


  • In the UK there has been a culture of promoting people who have just “been in situ” for so many years. Their skills as managers or leaders has not been taken into consideration.
    I feel like there is a tide of change and I am hoping that the world is changing and valuing people more.
    Large organisations often express problems retaining staff. They tend to blame the quality of the staff rather than the quality of leadership and how they deal with conflict situations.
    Eli, I assume you are in the U.S.A?
    Is there a similar form of coaching in the UK?

    • Hello,

      thanks for your comment. indeed the truth is that leaders need to measure up and that’s what my practice is about and yes  be arrangedI am based in the US but often in Europe and the UK so if you need a training it can be arranged as I come by invitation.



  • I really have an outgoing personality and people that are constantly complain really kind of bring me down.

    Our minds can really change the dynamics of the workplace. I have experienced this first hand. I remember back when I had a full-time 9-5 job and I had this woman that constantly put me down behind my back. She would make up lies about me, try to get me in trouble with managers, etc.

    It ended up catching up to her and she actually got fired for gossiping. I remember celebrating that day. Even though I really probably shouldn’t have.

    I do have a question for you, though. What tactics do you use when someone in the workplace is truly evil, always complains, and tries to bring everyone down?

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