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SHRMSTL April 21, 2021 Virtual Meeting


April 21, 2021
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
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Creating the Workplace of the Future with EQi
Presented by
Roberta Moore

Western thought has largely been shaped by an admiration of logic, as opposed to emotion. Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.” Stoics like Marcus Aurelius taught that it is best to ignore feelings. Today, however, we have done a complete 180. Business leaders are prized for being multi-faceted and passionate. Qualities once seen as weaknesses, such as empathy and sensitivity, are now viewed as strengths. Emotional intelligence (EQ) has become more than a buzzword. Research has proven that EQ has a significant impact on occupational performance. According to Time Magazine, 90% of top performers have high emotional intelligence. Plus, according to a study conducted by Lyle Spencer, Jr., CEOs with high EQ add 127% more to their companies' bottom lines than average executives who possess lower EQ levels.

As we move into an era that’s hyper-focused on mindfulness and self-awareness, the outdated notion of an unapproachable, money-driven leader will become far less common. Corporations around the world turn to EQ measurement in hiring, promoting, and developing their employees because they know that to foster a community-oriented environment, leaders must be engaging, compassionate, and morally competent. Those who possess higher social skills and empathetic qualities will drive the companies of our future forward.

The question is, is your organization positioned to leverage this trend?

Attendees will walk away knowing:

  • The definition and origins of EQ and how it’s evolved in the workplace
  • The business case for EQ and an understanding of how EQ contributes to the success of leaders, their employees, and their organizations
  • Qualities to look for in potential leaders and how to identify them
  • Tools to analyze and improve EQ skills to help high-performers use both emotions and logic for better performance
  • How to leverage the EQ-i 2.0 model as a method for recognizing, debugging, and diffusing irrational beliefs that could get in the way of professional productivity, performance, and profitability

This session has been approved for 1.25 hours of SHRM and HRCI Certification Credit.

Roberta Moore, founder of EQ-i Coach and author of Emotion at Work: Unleashing the Secret Power of Emotional Intelligence, utilizes her extensive background as an accomplished business executive and licensed therapist to help executives, business teams, and sales teams become more professionally and personally fulfilled. A 2020 Enterprising Women of the Year Award winner, Moore’s work has appeared in publications ranging from Forbes to St. Louis Small Business Monthly. She is also a sought-after speaker on topics of emotional intelligence at events across the country, including the 2020 Society of Psychologists in Management Conference. For more information, please visit

8:00 am - 9:00 am Presentation
9:00 am - 9:15 am Q&A

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