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Sweet but Fearless Podcast

Aug 9, 2021

Emotional Intelligence (aka EQ). What is it? Do I have it? Do I need it? The term “Emotional Intelligence” became popular in the mid-90s and came to represent the theory that our ability to identify and assess social and behavioral cues in ourselves and others is the single largest predictor of our success in the workplace.

Dr. Heather Williamson, the founder of Transformation Group and best-selling author, took her experience working for a bad boss with low Emotional Intelligence and transformed herself by leaving the corporate world to work with leaders to teach them what not to do and how to create magnetic trust. For the past thirteen years, she has worked with a diverse array of clients in an effort to provide the highest quality executive coaching so her clients create high-performing teams.

In her best-seller, “Magnetic Trust: How Great Leaders Keep Top Performers and Get Extraordinary Results” she highlights her mission to work with business owners, managers, and CEOs to help them understand why employee trust is important in business and important in attracting, and keeping, their high performing talent.

Her Magnetic Trust Rules:

  • Be Authentic
  • Be Predictable
  • Be Transparent
  • Exhibit Ethics
  • Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
  • Own it, Don’t Blame it
  • Show Competence
  • Don’t Play Favorites

As a performance management and organizational development expert, Dr. Heather shares with us how Emotional Intelligence plays a vital role in being a strong leader, how to recognize EI within ourselves and our co-workers, and the top three things we can focus on right now to be strong leaders with a high EI.

Books to add to your TBR table!

Magnetic Trust: How Great Leaders Keep Top Performers and Get Extraordinary Results – Heather Williamson

Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies From a Life at Disney – Lee Cockerell

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Patrick Lencioni


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