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April 2021 | EQ (Emotional Intelligence): What is it and why you need it to become a successful leader by Paddy Barr

April 2021 | EQ (Emotional Intelligence): What is it and why you need it to become a successful leader by Paddy Barr

Webinar Description

So just what is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? Is it just a buzzword concept popularised by researchers? No, it’s more than this. But what exactly does it mean? And how does it differ from normal or general intelligence? Well, here’s the thing. EQ is all about and all starts with you! It’s about having the ability for a genuine sense of self, that raised self-awareness coupled with an innate ability to understand and have the capacity to manage your own emotions. Respond, not React, if you will. And there’s more. People who are able to do this, also have the ability to both understand and influence the emotions and behaviour of others. Does this sound familiar? Now we’re fast arriving at real Leadership. The ability to handle interpersonal relationships, in work, life and play, both judiciously and empathetically.

In this fascinating and interactive webinar, Paddy will cover;

  • An Introduction to EQ
  • How to leverage EQ to overcome challenging and stressful periods
  • How to Improve Your EQ through your own Self-Awareness and Awareness of Others

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About Paddy Barr


Paddy has over 25 years international leadership experience in Operations, Supply Chain & Strategic Management, he has held senior roles in Ireland, the UK & the USA in the airline, FMCG & IT industry sectors. 

He is currently the owner & Managing Partner of Barr Performance Coaching. His clients are predominantly senior leaders in both domestic and international enterprises ranging in scale from Micro SMEs to major multi-nationals. Prior to taking on his current role, Patrick was a Senior Director at Microsoft, with responsibility for leading a major operating model change program. Previously in Microsoft, he had responsibility for leading the Global OEM physical & digital Supply Chain Team. Prior to joining Microsoft Patrick attained an MBA from University College Dublin and held senior Supply Chain and Procurement management positions in Diageo and British Airways.

He is passionate about leadership development and performance management and has attained post-graduate qualifications in Business Mentoring and Leadership Coaching. He is a member of the Enterprise Ireland Mentor Panel, a faculty member of the Irish Management Institute, and a member of The European Mentoring & Coaching Council. He is an International Coach Federation certified coach and joined the board of the ISPCC in July 2016.

His book The Successful Career Toolkit – a quickfire guide to mastering business skills, was published by Kogan Page in May 2019.

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