Bill Benjamin

Bill Benjamin is a training and leadership expert at the Institute for Health and Human Potential.  He is a contributor to the New York Times best-selling book Performing Under Pressure. Bill is a highly sought-after speaker and media contributor on the topics of emotional intelligence and performing under pressure.  Bill trains groups who work in high-pressure environments, including the U.S. Marines, Intel, NASA, Goldman Sachs and Surgeons

emotional intelligence coaching

There is one thing you need to understand to be a great coach: Emotions drive behavior. Sounds obvious, but many leaders and coaches I work with don’t understand this. Most people try to coach, lead, influence (and parent) behaviors.  As a new leader and coach early in my career, I too was focused on coaching behaviors.

I am professional speaker and after my speeches, people often share stories about their leaders: both the good and the bad. At a recent keynote, I was surprised at the number of positive stories people were telling me about thier CEO. They built a picture of a leader who had led an amazing turnaround in culture and performance.

Jeff Bezos is the CEO of one of the worlds most successful companies – Amazon – who have grown at an astronomical rate, disrupting multiple industries along the way (did you know that Cloud Computing is one of Amazon’s largest and most profitable divisions, making life tough for Tech industry giants like IBM and Microsoft?) and changing the way we all shop.

Why Surgeons need Emotional Intelligence

You might wonder why I am talking to CEO's about Surgones.   Every company has roles that require an increbily high level of IQ and technical skills, but even in those roles, Emotional Intelligence is the differentiator of sucsess.   This article helps expain why your bright and higly analytical people still need Emotional Intelligence in the same way surgeons do. 

A recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article highlighted a research study in the Journal of Clinical and Social Psychology, that most people think they are self-aware, but in fact, only 10-15% of people actually are. 

That’s a pretty astonishing statistic.

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