Tulsa TechFest 2018
Tulsa TechFest 2018

Why Emotional Intelligence is Vital in a Tech Enabled World

Start Time: Friday, July 20, 2018 8:45 AM
The importance of emotional intelligence to your success in the workplace.

The importance of emotional intelligence to your success in the workplace.

We are connected to the Internet, to local area networks, and to paging systems and voice mailboxes. But are we forgetting the goal of emotional connectivity? Technology's impact on us has been twofold: along with increased efficiency comes an increasing sense of isolation and alienation among the workforce. Administrators can employ emotional intelligence to keep groups of people cohesive, through reduced dependence on electronic forms of communication and an understanding of the dynamics of the old-fashioned meeting. In practical terms, this means being aware that emotions can drive our behavior and impact people (positively and negatively) and learning how to manage these emotions – both our own and others – especially under pressure. Strong leadership skills will be highly desirable in the evolving labor market, as well as skills that AI has trouble replicating such as motivating, understanding, and interacting with other human beings. Google has already refined its recruitment procedure to testing for EQ levels over cognitive competences. Phil Reynolds will be talking about how Emotional Intelligence is a vital career and leadership skill for those in the tech industry.

Phil Reynolds, Principle, Reynolds Consulting

PhilReynolds, Phil Reynolds

Phil Reynolds, is the founder of Reynolds Consulting. Phil has done extensive work with leaders and executive teams to increase communication, collaboration, and partnership. He offers expertise in the areas of personal leadership, teamwork, and executive development and excels at helping senior leaders and teams work together more effectively in order to achieve strategic goals. Phil has worked closely with many Fortune 500 companies and has a unique talent for implementing concepts and ideas into practical workplace solutions.