Amplify Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to Find Your Groove, Get in Sync, and Work in Harmony
In the world of hard rock and heavy metal, you don’t have to look far to find musicians acting without emotional intelligence (EQ). Need proof? Check out the link:
But even those of us who have never cracked someone over the head with an electric guitar can benefit from amplifying our EQ. That’s because success in both our professional and personal lives is largely dependent on our ability to stay calm under stress, work cooperatively with others, and demonstrate empathy – just a few of the competencies typically associated with emotional intelligence.
On October 19, Right Chord Leadership President Dr. Michael Brenner – a professional musician as well as an international leadership consultant and executive coach – will demonstrate how to strengthen our EQ to better navigate unexpected situations, fortify our self-confidence, and build resilience during challenging times. Using jazz (not heavy metal, thankfully) as a lens for exploration, Dr. Brenner will discuss 4 dimensions of EQ – self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, and relationship management – and how you can enhance your EQ for improved outcomes both at work and at home. Dr. Brenner will bring his saxophone but he won’t be the only one playing: through unique, interactive musical exercises, you’ll gain a better understanding of EQ, learn specific strategies for turning the “volume” up on your effectiveness, and have a ton of fun in the process!
Speaker Bio: As president of Right Chord Leadership, Dr. Michael Brenner helps leaders and teams at all levels strengthen the essential skills needed to achieve peak performance. He achieves this by drawing on the lessons he’s learned as an international leadership consultant, executive coach, and educator for more than 17 years and as a professional musician for over 30 years. Michael’s unconventional workshops, coaching sessions, and consulting services have helped his clients increase engagement, reduce turnover, and work together more effectively. Michael has partnered with leading companies in a variety of industries, including Burlington Stores, QVC, SAP, the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Hahnemann University Hospital, Drexel College of Medicine, the city of Philadelphia, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Chester County Hospital, Boeing, The Goddard School, Godiva, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He has worked for several not-for- profit organizations as well, including Philadelphia FIGHT, United Communities Southeast Philadelphia, and Liberty Resources.
Michael has designed and taught courses in systems thinking, negotiation strategies, interpersonal relations, and organizational behavior at Immaculata University, La Salle University and Temple University. He was 2014 president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and Chairman of the chapter’s 2015 Regional Learning and Development Conference. Michael has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences, and has delivered leadership programs in Sri Lanka and Australia. Michael holds a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University and a master's degree in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University. In addition to consulting and teaching, Michael currently performs in two Philadelphia-area bands. He lives in Broomall, Pa.