Virtual Book Club: On Emotional Intelligence

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April 11th, 2017





On Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Reads
April – June, 2017


Emotional intelligence has been identified by multiple researchers as the key to effective leadership and effective teams. But what exactly is it? Does it just come naturally, or can we learn it? It’s true, for some it does come naturally. We all know that some people pick up non-verbal cues – while others seem, well, clueless. They misread situations and step on people’s feelings, often without even being aware of it. But the great news is, everybody an improve their emotional intelligence. In this compilation, Harvard Business Review brings us 10 key articles that explain what emotional intelligence is, why it’s so important, how it affects performance, and how we can improve our “emotional agility” both for our own well-being and for the benefit of our colleagues and organizations. – Debby Herman, PhD, of Pivot Consulting and Coaching

All discussions will take place via conference call technology. There will also be an optional Google+ Community where you can continue discussions about the book and interact with other leaders participating in the book club. To learn more about our Virtual Book Club, click here.

The Facilitator

Leadership Wisconsin is partnering with Debby Herman, PhD, of Pivot Consulting and Coaching in Madison on this book club series.  Debby will facilitate the live calls for each book in the series, and contribute to the Google+ Community discussions.

Before establishing her own coaching and consulting practice, Deborah Herman spent more than 20 years in organizational and leadership development in the non-profit and education sectors. She brings a cross-cultural lens to her work based on her background in Spanish language, literature, and translation and interpretation. Deborah completed a PhD at the University of Iowa focused on foreign/second language politics in U.S. education systems, with a focus on the influences of race, ethnicity, and immigration. She recently completed the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s ICF-accredited coaching program and is a licensed DISC assessor.


On Emotional Intelligence, Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Reads
Participants are required to obtain a copy of the book on their own. The book is available for purchase online.

Discussion Dates

All discussions will be held on a Tuesday from 4:30pm – 5:30pm.  Each discussion will focus on roughly 1/3 of the book so that readers can take time to read and discuss the book in its entirety over the course of three months.

Tuesday, April 11th
Tuesday, May 9th
Tuesday, June 6th


There are limited seats available for this book discussion.  To ensure that you have a seat, please email with your full name, email, phone number you plan to use for the calls, and a request to be added to the second book list. Registration is not complete until payment is received.


Registration Fee

In order to cover the costs of delivering the book club, each participant will be charged $18.00 for participating in the “On Emotional Intelligence” discussions.

The fee is payable to “Leadership Wisconsin” via check mailed to:
Leadership Wisconsin
610 Langdon Street, Room 331
Madison, WI 53703
Upon receipt of payment, book club participants will receive discussion dial-in information and access to the Google+ Community.

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed.  Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.

Event Location

Details to access online discussions will be sent upon registration.

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