Your Community and Business
The December Session of Leadership Menomonee Falls is very enlightening. How often do we drive by a business and wonder- what do they do, who are they, why don’t they, how come they? This is the session that we get to meet some of our community business leaders. We will discuss economic development and the effects our villages make to create a vibrant and vital business community.
In addition to economic discussion, we will be discussing Emotional Intelligence. For many years, it was thought that a person’s intelligence (IQ or intelligence quotient) determined how people succeeded in life. Schools used IQ tests to choose children for gifted programs and some companies even used IQ scores when hiring. In the last ten years, researchers have found that IQ isn’t the only predictor of a person’s success. They are now looking at emotional intelligence (EQ) as another determinant of a person’s success in life.
“Emotional intelligence is a different way of being smart. It includes knowing what your feelings are and using your feelings to make good decisions in life. It’s being able to manage distressing moods well and control impulses. It’s being motivated and remaining hopeful and optimistic when you have setbacks in working toward goals. It’s empathy; knowing what the people around you are feeling. And it’s social skill—getting along well with other people, managing emotions in relationships, being able to persuade or lead others,” (O’Neil, 1996, p. 6).
Note: For security reasons, you will be unable to attend without a reservation. Thank you for your cooperation.
When: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo, 100 Heritage Reserve, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Posted by Ruth Graczkowski at 08:37 PM.
Filed under: Community Emotional Intelligence LMF