Speaker Resource Presents: Jen Shirkani on Emotional Intelligence
Jen Shirkani shares examples from her nearly 25 years of experience as a workforce specialist and executive coach at her speaking events, bringing relevant and practical examples to life. She is as comfortable speaking at large venues as she is with intimate groups for a corporate retreat. As a sought-after speaker, she provides insight into human dynamics in a humorous and engaging way. Her specialty topic of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is presented from a leadership perspective filled with practical strategies and immediately usable tips.
JEN'S EXPERIENCE INCLUDES...
- Author, Ego vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat Eight Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence
- CEO, Penumbra Group| Talent Management Solutions
- Guest contributor/featured guest on Bloomberg Businessweek, Leadership Excellence Magazine, ASTD.org, Fast Company, and Upstart Business Journal.
- Master's Degree, Organizational Leadership
- Featured speaker at over 50 conference (see below for details)
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EGO VS. EQ
HOW TOP LEADERS BEAT 8 EGO TRAPS WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Somewhere along the line, while climbing the corporate ladder or growing their own company, ego takes over and business owners and senior executives lose the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) that keeps them connected to their workforce and grounded in the day-to-day realities of their business. The risk of falling into "ego traps" increases, hurting the business and threatening their hard-won success. EQ refers to a skill set that includes an ability to recognize one's own impulses and moods (self-awareness), the ability to read situations accurately (empathy), and the capacity to respond appropriately depending on the situation (self-control). By contrast, ego is characterized by a high degree of self-absorption and exaggerated sense of self-importance. In other words, EQ and ego are mutually exclusive.
So, how can otherwise brilliant leaders keep from succumbing to self-sabotaging, ego-driven behaviors? This presentation defines and provides strategies for increasing Emotional Intelligence (EQ), particularly for executive "C-suite" leaders and company founders with high technical competence. The session explores the critical role Emotional Intelligence plays in business performance and provides the audience with practical tools for raising their own EQ-possibly the most important exercise an executive leader can do to ensure a prolonged career and catapult the business to the next level.
STRATEGIC APPLICATIONS OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Someone with high Emotional Intelligence demonstrates a sensibility - he or she can manage their own emotional impulses, can communicate with others effectively, can manage change well, problem solves, uses humor to build rapport, has empathy and remains optimistic even in the face of adversity. Studies show a direct correlation between high Emotional Intelligence and job success for all roles.
Progressive organizations are including Emotional Intelligence within their talent management strategy - from interviewing and selection to retention and leadership development. This presentation provides details on EI's correlation to leadership effectiveness and business results. Participants will receive definitions of the skills associated with Emotional Intelligence; learn how to diagnose performance issues related to low Emotional Intelligence; and learn techniques to develop Emotional Intelligence in themselves and others.STRATEGIC
INTERVIEWING FOR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
This session dives into the landscape of the labor market today and the proven techniques being used by industry leaders for successful talent acquisition. Participants will receive a simple, yet powerful tool for quickly identifying the Emotional Intelligence skills most important for each job, along with the technique for revealing truthful information about the candidate's experience.
"Right retention" continues to be a major challenge for most employers and with the cost of turnover today, it's time to take a good hard look at hiring practices. The stakes are high as hiring managers are confronted with the challenge of interviewing candidates that are savvier than ever. Applicants have educated themselves on the insider tips for winning the interviewing game. With the increasing difficulty in obtaining reference information and candidates who are well educated and well-rehearsed, interviewers are baffled at how to separate the style from the substance. This session will help interviewers take back the advantage and uncover high or low Emotional Intelligence skills during their interviewing and selection process.TALENT IDENTIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE:
BUILDING A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
Exceptional performance is the perfect alignment of skills, rewards, feedback, management style, measurement and culture. Keeping employees engaged today requires staying in-tune with what is most important to them, finding ways to creatively match performance measures with their motivation factors. This session is designed to help leaders learn about staff performance drivers and easy to apply techniques for engaging, motivating, and developing their employees.
Recent studies show the engagement levers that leaders must be aware of and actively pursue to attract and retain top talent. This session gives audience members practical strategies to build into their leadership practices.
CORPORATE CLIENT SESSION PARTICIPANT
"Exceptional presentation! Relevant materials an examples that reached broad segments of the audience."
ALFA SESSION PARTICIPANT
"Fantastic information and speaker. Knows her material. Bring her back!"
SHRM SESSION PARTICIPANT
"What a fun and interesting session! Would see one of Jen's sessions again. She has lots of energy that kept participants' interest! A must see!"
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