GLS Day One – Travis Bradberry Session Notes

GLS Day One – Travis Bradberry Session Notes


Each year I attend The Global Leadership Summit from the satellite location at my home church in Lafayette, IN.  This year, I’ve been invited to be a part of the social media/live-blogging team to share my notes from this year’s Summit.  So, tune in for the next 2 days and catch the notes from each of the speakers.

It’s my hope that these notes will not only add value to you as a leader, but also give you some practical ideas to share the notes with your team.  Also, I’ll have some extras for you, so you’ll want to check back often and see what’s happening!  Lastly, head over to my Facebook page to join in on the conversation and let’s share our favorite quotes and take-aways there!

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 305,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2016. Throughout the fall, Summit events take place at an additional 675+ sites in 125 countries and 59 languages.

TravisBradberry_ColorDr. Travis Bradberry

Bestselling Author; Co-Founder of TalentSmart

Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and the co-founder of TalentSmart—a consultancy that serves more than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies. A world-renowned expert inEmotional intelligence 2.0, Bradberry speaks regularly in corporate and public settings helping listeners better understand what emotional intelligence is, and most importantly, how to use it to improve their leadership.

  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the thing that can take your game to the next level.
  • IQ only explains about 20% of what you do in life.
  • You have emotional reactions to the things around you then you have logical, rational reactions.
  • Emotions are the primary driver of our behavior.
  • We’re not taught to lead in our American school system.
  • Only 36% of people are able to identify their emotions when they feel them.
  • The IQ part of our brains does not change from around age 15.
  • EQ is flexible.
  • IQ and EQ are separate from each other and do not have a correlation.
  • Four areas of EQ:
    • Self-awareness
    • Self-management
    • Social awareness
    • Relationship management
  • Self-management is not about stuffing your feelings – it’s about embracing the things that you feel.
  • Positive emotions need to be managed too.
  • To manage relationships effectively, you have to know what your feeling, what the other person is feeling, and how to respond to all of that.
  • When we’re focused on being right we respond strongly to others.
  • 60% of job performance is explained by EQ.
  • 90% of top performers are high in EQ.
  • 20% of poor performers are low in EQ.
  • CEO’s were found to have the lowest EQ scores in the workplace.
  • Increasing your EQ comes from making positive behaviors habitual.
  • The first step to increasing EQ is to get your stress under control  (Connect with Dr. Bradberry on LinkedIn for more on this).
  • Secondly, you should clean up your sleep hygiene.  This means to clean up the quality of your sleep. (Don’t take anything that helps you sleep, stay away from blue light like computer monitors, etc.)
  • Lastly, we should get our caffeine intake under control to have an increased EQ.
  • It takes 24 ours for a cup of coffee to stop working.

Those are my take aways.  What are yours?  Don’t forget to share your thoughts over on the Facebook page!

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