INTELLIGENT LEADERS

INTELLIGENT LEADERS - Workshop de inglês

INTELLIGENT LEADERS

* An in depth discussion and analysis of some of the most influential leaders of our time and the lessons we can learn from them. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB: 30/11 - 19:30h – 21:00h
LOCATION: Vom Fass (R. Canário, 1074 - Moema)

DURATION: (1.5 hours per workshop)
WHERE: Vom Fass (R. Canário, 1074 - Moema)
GROUP SIZE: 6 people
PRICE: 1 WORKSHOP - R$80   (inclui um drink)
             5 WORKSHOPS - R$250   (R$50 cada workshop)**
            ** Promoção de final de ano (válida até 31/12/2016).

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INTELLIGENT LEADERS

INTRODUCTION
In this workshop we will be discussing some of the most influential leaders of our time and the lessons we can learn from them. Why emotional intelligence is so important for leadership and one simple way we can develop our own emotional intelligence along with other essential qualities for effective leadership.
 

WHAT IS INTELLIGENCE?
Intelligence can be defined as a person’s capacity for logic, abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, learning, emotional knowledge, memory, planning, creativity and problem solving.1 For the purpose of this workshop we will discuss intelligence in the context of what it means to be an intelligent leader. It is true that the majority of successful leaders are intelligent people, meaning they normally have a high IQ, but what GREAT leaders have in common is a high level of emotional intelligence. This type of intelligence will be the focus of this workshop.
 

SO WHAT IS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE?
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills:

  1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others;
  2. The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving;
  3. The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person.
     

LEADERSHIP
Leadership is defined as the action of leading a group of people or an organisation. There are some things that we can achieve alone, but often we need to work with others to get things done. This is when good leadership skills become useful. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to start a revolution, run a multi-million dollar company or just organise a great party; you need a leader to make things happen!


QUALITIES THAT MAKE A GREAT LEADER

> HUMBLE SACRIFICE
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a visionary leader who believed that forgiveness was more important than revenge. As the first South African president elected in fully democratic elections, he was the reason his country moved past an era of apartheid after serving almost 30 years in prison. His commitment to justice and peace, even after being imprisoned for so many years, is a reminder that great leaders must often sacrifice their personal comfort to accomplish their goals.


> EMPATHY
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” ~ Nelson Mandela

When Nelson Mandela was in prison he kept himself very busy. He took the time to make friends with the prison guards and learned to speak their language fluently. This was something many other prisoners did not like nor could understand about Mandela... to be continued...
 

*** THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THE INTELLIGENT LEADERS WORKSHOP! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THIS CONVERSATION WORKSHOP IN FULL, WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND A FRIENDLY GROUP OF PEOPLE, THEN PLEASE CONTACT US TO FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE. 
 

The rest of this workshop will discuss...

  • TRANSCENDENCE (BARACK OBAMA)
  • PERSISTENCE (WINSTON CHURCHILL)
  • FAILURE (MICHAEL JORDAN)
  • THE VALUE OF NETWORKS (OPRAH WINFREY)
  • RINCIPLES (CHARLIE CHAPLIN)
  • EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE & PRIMARY COLOURS

QUESTION

Who do you think is an example of an intelligent leader and why?
Please let us know by leaving a response in the comment section below.
 


VOCABULARY

  • to harness: (verb) [Portuguese: aproveitar] – It is possible to harness the energy of the sun. I tis also possible to harness the emotions of a crowd of people.
  • self-awareness: (noun) [Portuguese: auto-consciência] - conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires.
  • to cheer up: (verb) [Portuguese: animar] - cause (somebody) to feel happier or more cheerful
  • to free: (verb) [Portuguese: libertar] - release from captivity, confinement, or slavery.
  • brink: (noun) [Portuguese: beira] - an extreme edge of land before a steep or vertical slope.
  • to surrender: (verb) [Portuguese: render-se] - cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority.
  • to embrace: (verb) [Portuguese: abraçar] - hold (someone) closely in one's arms, especially as a sign of affection.
  • nonetheless: (adverb) [Portuguese: no entato] - in spite of that; nevertheless.
  • plea: (noun) [Portuguese: apelo] - a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.
  • apartheid: (noun) - an Afrikaans word meaning "the state of being apart", literally "apart-hood") was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the National Party (NP), the governing party from 1948 to 1994.
  • transcendence: (noun) [Portuguese: transcendência] - existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level. In the context of this workshop it refers to a public speaking technique.
  • to rally: (verb) [Portuguese: reunir / animar] – meaning (when referring to the troops) come together again in order to continue fighting after a defeat or dispersion.
  • to crush: (verb) [Portuguese: esmagar] - (of a government or state) violently subdue (opposition or a rebellion).
  • to compel: (verb) [Portuguese: obrigar / compelir] - to force or oblige (someone) to do something.
  • leadership: (noun) [Portuguese: liderança] - the action of leading a group of people or an organization.
  • cynical: (noun) [Portuguese: cínico] - believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
  • peak: (adjective) [Portuguese: auge] - greatest; maximum.
  • mad: (adjective) [Portuguese: furioso] - extremely angry.
  • sad: (adjective) [Portuguese: triste] - feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy.
  • glad: (adjective) [Portuguese: feliz / contente] - pleased; delighted.
  • scared: (adjective) [Portuguese: assustada] - fearful; frightened
  • surprised: (adjective) [Portuguese: surpreso] - feeling or showing surprise.
  • disgust: (noun) [Portuguese: desgosto] - a feeling of revulsion or profound disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive.
  • jealous: (adjective) [Portuguese: com ciumes] - feeling or showing envy of someone or their achievements and advantages.
  • to trigger: (verb) [Portuguese: acionar] - cause (an event or situation) to happen or exist.

EXTRA INFO

  • Manchurian candidate: a candidate running for office who publicly supports one group to win election, but uses his executive or legislative powers to assist an opposing group; it should not be confused with a sleeper agent who has been brainwashed into working for a political party

SOURCES

  1. Intelligence: Wikipedia
  2. Michael Jordan: Wikipedia
  3. 'The Great Dictator' speech by Charlie Chaplin


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