Emotional Intelligence as a Leadership Predictor

We are all familiar with IQ but what about the role of EQ, Emotional Intelligence, as a measure of potential leadership success and ultimately organizational performance? Emotional Intelligence requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain – it represents the path between feeling and reason. There are 4 skills that together make up Emotional Intelligence; self awareness, self management, social awareness and relationship management. Studies have found:

 - EQ is a required competency for effective leaders
 - EQ is the #1 predictor of professional success & personal excellence
 - EQ affects organizational profitability and performance

This interactive session will provide an overview of EQ and the role it can play in building a powerful leadership team and improving operational efficiency. It will include introduction of the brain science behind the theory of emotional intelligence, tips and strategies for developing required competencies, and the importance of building the business case for growing emotionally intelligent leaders.



Rita Balian Allen is the president of Rita B. Allen Associates, a national career management firm specializing in executive coaching, leadership development, management training and career development. She is a lecturer at Boston-area universities, a sought-after speaker and presenter, the author of numerous articles, blogs, columns and the book, "Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself: The Three Ps Marketing Technique as a Guide to Career Empowerment". She has been a regular contributor for the Chief Learning Officer, Huffington Post and Leadership & Management Books as well as a variety of other publications. Rita brings much human resources experience to her practice, has worked with leaders across all industries and professions and was voted one of the top ten executive coaches by the Boston Women's Business Journal. She currently serves as a board member of The Boston Club as President.

Date and Time:  
July 31, 2019
6:00 - 8:30 PM


6:00-6:10pm: Registration, mingling, and light dinner
6:10-6:30pm: Facilitated networking
6:30-8:00pm: Workshop
8:00-8:30pm: Optional networking


PerkinElmer, 940 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451

Thanks to PerkinElmer for providing the food for the event.


Members: $15; Non-Members: $40

Given our mission is to promote women's development in STEM we would like to offer a one-time free spot in our workshops to those in transition between jobs. Please contact [email protected] if you qualify.