Saturday 23 January 2021

BNI Briefing tackles the growing importance of emotional intelligence

Pictured above: BNI member Karl Grech, a performance coach and leadership trainer (photo credit: Luke Mallia)

Understanding and developing emotional intelligence skills is the topic that will be covered by performance coach and leadership trainer Karl Grech during the next Malta BNI Business Briefing (BBB). Entitled  “Understanding Emotional Intelligence and why we need it in the workplace”, this interactive webinar will be delivered on Wednesday 2 December 2020 at 12noon via zoom. The synergetic presentation will be of particular interest for human resources heads. directors, and persons in leadership or managerial roles. Visitors are welcome.

Held remotely via zoom, the Malta BNI Business Briefings initiative is a series of free-of-charge online meetings organised by Malta BNI, a body which forms part of the global Business Networking International (www.bni.com).  Operating on the principle of Givers’ Gain and promoting innovative concepts of business referrals, today BNI has 9,829 chapters with more than 270,000 members. In 2020, notwithstanding the pandemic, through its innovative systems and core values, BNI members generated more than €13 billion in business transactions.  

This fourth BBB will take the form of an interactive webinar, during which Mr Grech will demonstrate how participants can discover what they need to know about emotional intelligence at work.  “With the advent of what is being called the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, that is the emergence of commercial Artificial Intelligence,” he said, “all of the most credible research organisations are speaking loudly about the value of emotional intelligence skills as the core differentiator for individuals and organisations in an AI-enabled world.”

Harvard Business Review recently stated that the rise of AI makes emotional intelligence more important as skills like persuasion, social understanding, and empathy are going to become differentiators as artificial intelligence and machine learning take over other tasks. Furthermore, the World Economic Forum has identified emotional intelligence as one of the key skills for survival from 2020 onwards.

Mr Grech helps individuals discover their untapped potential and nourish it in a way that maximises their performance, both in their personal and professional lives. As a trainer and coach for over 10 years, he has facilitated training in Malta and overseas (UK, Denmark, and Sweden) for team members at all levels from operational through to heads of departments and senior managers focusing on leadership, coaching skills, communication, and more. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), trained in PRISM brain-mapping and Genos Emotional Intelligence tools as well as the use of Lego® Serious Play® methodology. He is a Malta BNI de Redin Chapter member, where he represents the coaching and training category offering his services online via Zoom and in-person sessions.

One can participate free of charge by registering via this zoom link: https://bnionline.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdOmrrzooE9wPbUeRpvg_LL6svWi_mSDs

For more information about this event, which is free of charge, please email Viviana Premazzi at [email protected] or David Bullock at [email protected] or Carmel Bonello [email protected] #bnimalta #networking #business #malta

In Malta, the organisation fosters stronger collaboration between businesses, especially micro and small enterprises and partnerships, as it creates new commercial opportunities in Malta and beyond, especially in these uncertain times. Moreover, since last July, Malta BNI has embarked on a series of international joint business meetings with entrepreneurs and businesspersons who are BNI members in Italy, the USA, South Africa and Cyprus. Finland will be next on 4 December 2020.

Malta BNI was  established in 2012. Today it has five active chapters, which are currently regularly meeting via zoom. and is now planning to set up a sixth chapter in Malta.  Visitors are welcome.

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