February 11, 2015
Featuring: Rita Balian Allen, President, Rita B. Allen Associates
We are all familiar with IQ but what about the role of EQ, Emotional Intelligence, as a measure of potential leadership success and individual performance? Emotional Intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain – it represents the path between feeling and reason. There are 4 skills that together make up Emotional Intelligence: Top 2 are self-awareness and self-management which are about personal competence; Bottom 2 are social awareness and relationship management which are about social competence. EQ is the #1 predictor of professional success and personal excellence. Developing these four core EQ skills will allow us to increase our emotional intelligence and ultimately exceed our goals and achieve our fullest potential.
This session will introduce the concept of EQ and the critical role it can play in managing our lives and careers. Hear about the brain science behind the theory of emotional intelligence as well as tips and strategies for building and increasing our EQ!
Rita Balian Allen is the president of Rita B. Allen Associates, a career management firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development. She is a lecturer at Boston-area universities, a sought-after speaker and presenter, the author of numerous articles, blogs and the newly released book, "Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself: The Three P's Marketing Technique as a Guide to Career Empowerment." Rita was voted one of the top ten executive coaches by the Boston Women's Business Journal.
Rita brings many years of human resources experience to her practice and has worked with leaders across all industries and professions. Previously, she held roles as Vice President of Marketing and Search Services with Gatti & Associates, and human resource positions with C.R. Bard, Inc., BTU International, and Unitrode Corporation. She holds an MS in Leadership and a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University and is certified in several assessments tools. Rita currently serves on the board of directors of More Than Words and is a former board member of The Boston Club and the Association of Career Professionals International - New England. She is also an active member of other professional associations and organizations.