Tamayyaz hosts second session on ‘Leading with Emotional Intelligence’
Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2015 - The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC), the official representative organization for business women, both professionals and entrepreneurs, in the Emirate of Dubai, hosted its February Network Majlis, welcoming back Rita Rizk, Managing Partner at Tamayyaz, for the second part of the series on Emotional Intelligence, titled ‘Linking Emotional Intelligence to Leadership’.
“The first part of this series was extremely well received by our members and today’s topic will enable our entrepreneurial members, and those in leadership roles, learn the importance of linking emotional intelligence with leadership,” said HE Dr. Raja Easa Saleh Al Gurg, President of DBWC. “As a leader you are responsible for a range of activities within your business however one of the most important elements is to present yourself as a leader and to understand how to implement key emotional skills, in order to provide guidance and mentorship to your team.”
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour. Some studies have even shown that people with high EI have greater mental health, exemplary job performance, and more potent leadership skills
The second part of the three-part series covered two main sections, including: building social awareness by understanding diversity and how to develop empathy and how to identify essential skills of an emotional intelligent leader by developing active listening skills and the art of developing others through feedback, coaching and mentoring along with how to enhance networking skills.
Rita is a qualified Occupational Psychologist and a Certified Psychometric Assessor from the British Psychology Society and a Certified European test user in Work and Organizational Assessment from EFPA. She is also a certified Myers-Briggs (MBTI) coach and practitioner, DDI (USA) competences for facilitation, Novation (USA) for talent development, 360 degrees (UK) coach and a certified Train the Trainer from 360 (USA). She is currently working with national and international companies and organizations throughout the Middle East and Africa to train and develop their senior leaders for the future.
The third workshops in this three-part series will take place on 2 April and will introduce newly promoted managers to leadership tools and best practices allowing them to succeed their new roles and responsibilities.