Bringing spiritual intelligence into the workplace means cultivating the habit of behaving with wisdom and compassion, while maintaining inner and outer peace, regardless of the circumstances.
The good news is that more and more businesses and business leaders are finding that it brings huge and tangible benefits: it boosts employee engagement, because your people trust you, as do customers and other stakeholders; it helps people handle change, remaining calm and resourceful, and it is a frame of mind that creates great, as opposed to merely good, leaders.
It’s now generally accepted that, while a high IQ may get you the job, you also need to be emotionally intelligent if you are to be able to build and lead teams effectively, handle disputes well and so on.
But what qualities make the difference between being a good manager and being a leader?
A major ingredient may well be spiritual intelligence. Spiritual intelligence takes emotional intelligence to the next level: it allows leaders to go beyond merely controlling anger and negative emotions and actually dissolve the source of the upset. Instead of spending energy on drama and ego-reactions, spiritually intelligent leaders can direct their attention in more productive ways.
In this workshop, we will:
- Explore the difference between spiritual intelligence (your SQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ)
- Define essential terms as: emotional intelligence (EI), Ego self and higher self, soul and spirit, higher power and noble purpose
- Define leadership qualities associates with spiritual intelligence
- Show how higher levels of SQ can help you, as a manager, build your potential to become a leader and create a more productive and inspiring environment for your team.
- Suggest ways and techniques in which you can develop your personal spiritual intelligence
- Suggest ways to introduce the concept at work, while avoiding such pitfalls as religious disputes and proselytising.
What benefits can spirituality offer at work?
When you hear the phrase ‘spiritual intelligence’, you probably don’t immediately think of business leadership.
After all, what does spirituality have to do with work?
Actually, spiritual intelligence may be the hidden key to truly great leadership. Here’s why: in his best-selling books, Built to Last and Good to Great, Jim Collins concluded that great leadership is a key success factor for great companies. In his research, he discovered that truly great leaders
- Set direction with vision and values
- Have faith that their company will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties
- Demonstrate a profound personal humility.
And in Resonant Leadership, Richard Boyatzis cites research showing the importance of compassion and mindfulness to the ability of leaders to sustain high productivity levels over the long-term without burning out.
Increasing spiritual intelligence in the workplace creates a healthy organisation in which:
- People and relationships flourish
- Employees trust their leaders and are engaged and creative
- Productivity and innovation grow as people abandon drama and in-fighting
- People become more resilient and inwardly calm and are therefore better able to cope with change.
As you’ll discover in this workshop, these qualities (and others related to superior leadership) are closely linked to spiritual intelligence.
Most of the materials are in English, but the workshop will be held in Romanian.
Price: 320 ron. Participants will be offered a free Heartfulness Meditation session that will take place the next day, on February 10th at 7 pm.