A rare blend of analytical entrepreneur and perceptive warmth, Sara Canaday has a unique gift for helping high-potential professionals to achieve their best. Sara began her journey working full-time while she earned an MBA. As she climbed the ladder of corporate America, she repeatedly observed a surprising phenomenon: the most successful people weren't necessarily the ones with the highest IQ or best job skills. She recognized instead that career advancement was much more closely linked with how people applied their knowledge and talents--their capacity to collaborate, communicate, and influence others. Because of this revelation early on, Sara developed an uncanny ability to pinpoint the pivotal attributes that could make or break a career, and she was able to convey that information in a compassionately candid way. Colleagues, subordinates, and superiors alike frequently approached Sara for her advice on overcoming career hurdles and developing strategies to increase their personal market value. Despite reaching an executive position in operations with a major company, Sara realized that helping others to maximize their career potential was truly her life's work. Today, Sara is happily fulfilling that commitment as a speaker, author, and executive coach. This venue has given her the opportunity to impact and inform thousands of people in diverse situations, inspiring many of them to move from insight to action with dramatic career results.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Leadership Differential

Sara Canaday

Research shows that emotional intelligence (EQ)-the ability to influence and connect with others, handle stress, and adapt to change-is up to five times more powerful in predicting occupational success than IQ and can account for up to 55% of one’s ability to be a successful leader.

When organizations strategically help their leaders build a strong foundation of EQ skills, they experience the positive impact on multiple levels. Emotionally intelligent leaders apply their greater self-awareness and refined behaviors to every business interaction. Countless case studies have proven this point: emotional intelligence is the leadership differentiator that accelerates careers and plays a pivotal role in building the world’s most successful companies.

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  • Last up to one hour
  • Allow for up to 200 connections into the Cast (a connection is a login from a unique location)
  • Include the two-way video experience (including interactive HD streaming video and audio) and dedicated support