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Accelerator Workshop

When being clever is not enough....

you need to become Resonant!

Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic's music director

EQ is so critical to success that it accounts for 58% of performance in all types of jobs. 

(Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, 2009)


In a study of more than 2,000 managers from 12 large organizations, 81% of the competencies that distinguished outstanding managers were related to emotional intelligence.

(Richard Boyatzis, 1982)

From ancient historical to contemporary business practices, there have always been efficient managers and empowering leaders. Leadership is one of the most researched topics in the field of business. Many scholars like Jim Collins, Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatizis have contributed to the field by closely examining competencies that set good and great leaders apart.  The results are astonishing.  Great leaders can impact as much as one-third of organizational results.


Great leaders are resonant leaders. They not only have outstanding business acumen and consistently outperform on business results, but are also emotionally intelligent. They are able to motivate others because they can connect to them in both good times and bad times. 


In this workshop, we will decode various competencies such as self-awareness, empathy and influence, that foster resonant leadership.  Through guided reflections and observations, participants will experience how emotionally intelligent leaders maximize their impact.

Date & Time: 

3 June 2016 Friday, 9.30am-6.00pm



5/F, Island Place Tower, 510 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong



Connie Tsui-Burchfield, Managing Director


Target audience:

Department Heads, Team Leads and Individual Contributors who aim to achieve higher leadership goals and better interpersonal relationships



HKD3,500/person (10% discount on or before 23 May 2016)



  • Increase self-awareness of their own leadership impact

  • Know how to apply empathy in business situations

  • Assert influence positively



Overview of emotional intelligence


Why leadership is not just about being clever – EI Model

  • Why emotional intelligent leaders are also more successful leaders?

  • How does authenticity, resilience and resonance come into place?


Defining EI competencies – origins and applications



  • How does our rational (and reptile) brain work?

  • Can self-awareness be learned or enhanced?

  • EI in action - enhancing clarity and tranquility through mindfulness exercise



  • EI in action – managing your negative emotions

  • Learning from critical incidents


Social awareness

  • How does “empathy” win at almost all situations?

  • EI in action – recognizing others’ emotional states

  • Asserting empathy in difficult situations


Relationship management

  • Crucial conversations start with navigating self and others

  • EI in action – managing sticky business situations

  • Cases with and without EI


Peer coaching


Everyday tips on EI

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