Sadly we all continue to meet highly capable, technically skilled leaders whose careers have stalled or derailed due to what was previously been seen as inadequate interpersonal skills, now better understood as emotional intelligence issues.
Some have never really understood the root problem. Perhaps they received feedback at some stage but the significance eluded them or they simply didn’t know how to change. Many regret later that they didn’t find or use skilled help earlier.
The costs associated with this scenario are typically high for the individual concerned, those who work around him or her and to the organisation itself. And those costs invariable go beyond the work situation into wider life.
Engaging with this kind of deeper personal development work is important at any stage in life – and the earlier the better. The difference can literally be transformative.
“Very insightful and enables deep reflection. Putting the mirror upto oneself may not feel comfortable but its made very safe. A great programme, and I only wish I’d had this opportunity earlier in my life”.
“My work is very important to me but I invest so much in it that I can’t detach. I can’t switch off. At home they only get what’s left of me and I have a habit of retreating and opting out. I guess I see time at home as recovery time from work”...
It can make a real difference to leaders and their organisations, if they are able to deepen their emotional and psychological development through exposure to an intensive growth experience. Engaging with deeper personal development can fundamentally alter the course of people’s careers and wider life relationships
Upcoming Open Enrolment Leadership Development Programme