Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Emotional intelligence; the key to better teamwork, leadership excellence, change management, and success.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to a person’s capacity to perceive, understand and manage their own feelings and emotions. Psychologist Daniel Goleman explains the five core components of EQ as being: self-awareness, self-regulation, internal (or intrinsic) motivation, empathy, and social skills.

Why is emotional intelligence a key leadership competency in the workplace?

Employees with higher emotional intelligence are better equipped to work in a team environment, and are more likely to be open and receptive to change. Given the rapid pace of technological innovations and advances, and the challenges that this presents in the workplace, the ability to accept and manage change is becoming more important than ever.

Furthermore, leaders that practice emotional intelligence in management are more adept at motivating team members, facilitating collaboration, and helping employees to increase their own. Research also suggests that the overall emotional intelligence of a team is a significant factor in determining their success. Teams with greater emotional awareness are better able to regulate their emotions during interactions, build trust, resolve conflict, cooperate and collaborate; all of which contribute to higher overall performance.

Programs we offer to increase emotional intelligence leadership:
  • Level Up: Level Up is a program that enables you to optimise your mind, body and brain through cutting edge tools, technology and techniques from neuroscience and psychology. You will access the science of high performance to become a more balanced, inclusive and successful leader. Level Up is available for individuals and as an in-house program for organisations. Find out more here.
  • Nimble: Nimble creates workplaces ready to embrace the demands of the future. We equip your people with the skills and technology to optimise their brain function and build their emotional agility. The result? Your people able more to operate in highly complex, diverse and uncertain environments. Nimble is available in-house only, find out more here.
  • Elevate: Elevate is your highly successful in-person leadership program for up to 20 high potential women. Its results are unmatched – in fact, our clients have lifted their women in leadership targets as a direct result of Elevate. This program is only available in-house, find out more here.
  • Ignite: Ignite inspires women in their leadership journey and sets them on a pathway for extraordinary and sustained success and fulfilment. Ignite is an eight-week in-person program designed to equip your women leaders with the know-how to navigate the invigorating, rewarding but often challenging world of leadership. Ignite if available in-house for organisations and for individual women through our public workshops. Find out more here.
Who are we and what do we do?

Inkling’s purpose is to elevate humanity. We awaken human potential and, in doing so, revolutionise how we live, work and lead.

Technology is transforming how we live and work at an unprecedented rate, and our brains are simply not equipped to manage these new demands. This begs the question: in an environment that is faster-paced and more fragmented than ever before, how can we create workplaces that encourage innovation, contribution and belonging?

Inkling’s programs create sustained shifts in mindset, brain and behaviour that awaken individuals and organisations to their full potential. We help our clients to not only meet the demands of the transforming world, but to lead the

Our unique way of achieving world-class results

We take a balanced approach, integrating science and intuition, head and heart. Our evidence-based learning is compelling and creates real, measurable change.

We should mention that our programs are challenging. We are known for diving well below the surface of more traditional leadership courses. But our programs are also ridiculously fun. (No need to take our word for it! You can see what our clients and participants say here).

We work with purpose. We’re known for creating a ripple effect (one of our clients dubbed it ‘Inkling’s tsunami effect’), inspiring those we work with to become role models for others across the organisation.

We partner closely with our clients to ensure each program feels like it has been created within and for your organisation. Our solutions are always aligned to your strategy and environment, and are delivered by our passionate, delightful, diverse and highly qualified team of experts.