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Lisa DavisProgram Associate-LeadershipPhone: 501-519-5472Email: email@example.com
by Lisa Davis - December 1, 2021
iLEAD Cohort 1 participated in their third virtual session on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.
The topics involved Emotional Intelligence, sometimes referred to as EQ, and leadership
The session kicked off with Jared Morrison, organization development consultant at
Ohio State University. He defined EQ as a set of emotional and social skills that
collectively establish how we:
Self-perception refers to the inner self which include self-regard, self-actualization,
and emotional self-awareness.
“In a study by Tasha Eurich, research showed even though most people believe they
are self-aware, only 10-15 percent of the people studied actually fit the criteria,"
Self-expression is how you convey feelings, thoughts, and needs. This includes emotional
expression, assertiveness, and independence. Emotion drives behavior.
Morrison talked about relationship management which includes interpersonal relationships,
empathy, and social responsibilities. He reiterated the importance of check-ins, laughter,
and broader connection.
Morrison then shared the tool, Appreciative Review – SOAR. A strengths, opportunities,
aspirations, results (SOAR) analysis is a strategic planning tool that focuses an
organization on its current strengths and vision of the future for developing its
strategic goals. The following questions can assist with a SOAR analysis.
After hearing from Morrison, iLEAD participants brainstormed methods to incorporate
their EQ learnings in their work and discussed opportunities for the University of
Arkansas System Division of Agriculture to embrace EQ ideologies as an organization.
Emily Smith, a program associate in the Community, Professional, and Economic Development
unit, led the group through learning about different leadership styles. Participants
divided into breakout groups to define leadership styles and were asked to create
a skit/scenario to help each other understand the various styles.
The iLEAD program enhances interpersonal skills through virtual and in-person sessions,
providing participants with knowledge, skills, and opportunities for growth. For more
information about the iLEAD program contact Dr. Julie Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org or Lisa Davis, email@example.com.