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By: Olivia Montgomery
From juggling tight deadlines to managing diverse teams, the challenges for project managers are endless. Yet, there's one skill that has consistently stood out as a game-changer: emotional intelligence (or emotional quotient - EQ). I'm excited to share insights from my latest research and actionable recommendations with you at the upcoming PMI Global Summit 2023 in my session, "Leveraging EQ as a Superpower in Decision-Making & Growing Your Influence."
Capterra’s recent study finds that 77% of the most successful project managers say EQ is very important, and they’re using the skill more often over the past two years. This 45-minute lightning session will focus on specific steps you can take to increase your EQ and how to use high-EQ techniques to help stakeholders make better decisions and grow your influence as a change maker.
The power of emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to perceive, use, understand, and manage your own emotions as well as others'. The most successful project managers (PMs) know how to foster “productive” emotions, setting up their teams to make informed decisions and build strong relationships.
Capterra’s research has consistently shown that PMs using high-EQ techniques create a collaborative environment where stakeholders feel comfortable openly discussing tough problems and finding the best solutions. In fact, 92% of PMs think a high level of EQ within a project team positively impacts the quality of strategic decision-making.
Blending research findings with actionable insights
It's not enough to simply know the importance of EQ—you need to know how to apply it in your day-to-day project management practices. That's where my conference session comes in. I’ll be sharing specific steps that you can immediately start leveraging EQ to increase your effectiveness at leading key decision-making processes. Here’s a quick teaser of what attendees will learn:
Emotional intelligence is the superpower that every PM should possess. It's not just a buzzword; it's a tangible skill that can elevate your career. Join me October 28th at 10:15 a.m. EST for my session, "Leveraging EQ as a Superpower in Decision-Making & Growing Your Influence," where I'll dive deeper into my research findings and provide you with more actionable takeaways that can transform your project management approach.
Join me at the PMI’s Global Summit 2023.
Together, we'll unlock the potential of EQ in project management and set you on a path to greater success. I look forward to seeing you there!