Perception and Reality: Unraveling the Threads

“Reality is everything.
Perception is irrelevant.”

– Terry Goodkind


Being an effective leader calls for spending time honing leadership skills, utilizing and constantly improving emotional intelligence, and, most of all, recognizing that there are many realities in the organization. One’s perception — one’s reality — may not be the perception of all of the other players.

In this session, attendees will test their own perception and compare it to others’, using music and visual arts, interactive discussion of how we perceive our environment, and how we apply our emotional intelligence to interact and relate to those with whom we work closely when we are leaders — from your Association staff to your Leadership Team and member volunteers to the organization’s membership as a whole.

Attendees will:

  • Use listening and visualizing techniques to analyze differences in perception versus reality
  • Explore the basic tenets of emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) and its effects on our interpersonal relationships, communication, and leadership skills and effectiveness
  • Discuss ideal traits for leaders and different leadership styles, and the benefits of being a leadership chameleon.
  • Self-assess their own level of emotional intelligence and leave with a plan in place to continue to improve their EQ as leaders for a more successful leadership year

Want to know more about this session for your Leadership Academy, Leadership Team training, or Association staff retreat?

Contact Maura today

Overview session/webinar option, 1 hour; Session + Workshop, 2-3 hours; AE/Staff and Broker version available

This session can be customized for your Leadership Academy, your Leadership Training, your Association Staff, or your Brokerage Leadership. It includes hands-on activities for team-building and problem-solving, as well as real-life scenarios for brainstorming and analysis. This session can also be combined with Ask the Right Questions: Problem Solving and Goal Setting for Leaders for an exciting full day of interactive and energetic leadership training.