If you’re like most other businesses or institutions of Higher Education, funds are in short supply. At the same time, good leaders save money and support more productive and efficient workplaces. Recent survey data in the Capgemini report on Emotional Intelligence and the future workforce, linked here, is compelling: it showed that organizations can expect returns between 2 times to 4 times higher for investing in EI development. Think of the best leaders you’ve worked for or heard of – what made them great leaders? It won’t surprise you to learn that 93% of success comes from trust, integrity, authenticity, honesty, creativity, presence, and resilience, according to a UCLA leadership study. These are key EI competencies.
“I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.” Jacinda Ardern
Organizational structures that tend to promote for leadership from within need to be carefully managed and driven by high RoI in people. Even in – maybe especially in – times of financial stress, leadership is a mission-critical investment. And since EI is such a connector in all areas of leadership, and since the consequences are so severe for leaders who are ill-suited or ill-trained for their role, the return on investment for EI development is inevitably large. There is no single investment that can bring a more productive and deeper positive change to workplace culture; EI coaching for you and your leadership team is the most important investment you can make for long-term organizational success.