Imsimbi Training proudly presents

Emotional Intelligence for Leaders – 2 Days


Imsimbi Training is a fully accredited training provider with the Services Seta, number 2147, as well as a Level 2 Contributor BBBEE company.


This course is accredited by the Services Seta and material covers unit standards 252031 at NQF level 5 with 4 credits.



“When I compared star performers with average ones in senior leadership positions, nearly 90% of the difference in their profiles was attributable to emotional intelligence factors rather than cognitive abilities.” – Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence is the single most important indicator in producing people who are able to work effectively in organizations at the highest levels. Longer term sustainability, requires that people go beyond I.Q. and develop their full E.Q.

This course is an invitation to go on a journey of self-awareness and develop effective and professional interpersonal skills. Furthermore the course helps you understand and manage your negative emotions and increase your resilience. In fact it is known that it is not the hardest working or most intelligent people who succeed, but people who have high levels of emotional intelligence and who are able to illicit the cooperation of their colleagues and lead and motivate teams of people.

Leaders who have a high level of emotional intelligence are able to take their leadership from a mediocre level to an outstanding level. If you want to take your leadership to a new level, emotional intelligence competence is critical to your progress. 

Harvard Business Review says emotional intelligence is “the key to professional success.” A leaders job is to engage a team to do work beyond the capacity of any one individual. It is about enrolling people to utilize their full potential. This course helps leaders to become aware, authentic, passionate, and to act with integrity. This course will ensure leaders are able to build trust, commitment and alignment to foster an environment where people can bring their best to the table.

There is no formula for great leadership, no magical path to follow. A great leader makes her or his own path – one that is uniquely based on his or her own skills and attributes. You cannot imitate someone else’s style or use a prescribed set of behaviours. This course will help you to carefully assess yourself to know your own strengths and vulnerabilities.

The course looks at our work-life balance, the kind of lifestyle choices that we make, our attitude towards working life and asks questions about the impact that our lifestyle choices are having on our motivation, and our job engagement. We help delegates develop a range of tools and techniques for building their emotional intelligence and becoming great leaders of the 21st Century.



Upon completing this course, participants should be able to acquire the following attributes

  • Developing Self-awareness
  • Understanding your personality profile
  • Understanding your weaknesses and strengths and EQ gaps
  • Understanding your colleagues
  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Improved listening and communication skills
  • Improved feedback skills
  • Motivating my team
  • Improved resilience skills and hardiness
  • Identifying emotions and feelings
  • Releasing negative emotions
  • Developing a balanced lifestyle

Module 1: Emotional Intelligence and Self-awareness

  • Self-awareness and Mindfulnes
  • Life Balance – Nurturing all four areas of our life
  • Emotional Intelligence Core competencies
  • Johari’s window
  • Identifying my blind spots and weaknesses-the Enneagram
  • Leading without ego
  • Limiting and managing my blind spots
  • Enneagram Personality Test
  • Understanding the personality profiles of others
  • The Enneagram and my team members

 Module 2: Interpersonal Skills and Communication

  • Developing polished interpersonal skills with staff and colleagues
  • Giving and receiving negative feedback
  • Listening Skills
  • Listening with empathy
  • Dealing with difficult & aggressive people in the workplace
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Managing conflict
  • Building trust in my team
  • Showing appreciation
  • Motivating my team members
  • Getting the most out of my subordinates using inspiration
  • Qualities of authentic leaders 

Module 3: Self-regulation: managing negative emotions

  • Being attentive to one’s emotions
  • Recognising negative emotions
  • Managing anger
  • Managing negative emotions that may derail one
  • Dealing with toxic people

Module 4: Developing a positive emotional focus

  • Focusing on the good in one’s life
  • Living from a space of positive emotions
  • Not sweating the small stuff
  • Empathy: the key to successful leadership
  • Personal Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Module 5:Resilience

  • Stages of emotional change in traumatic times
  • Finding the gift in difficult times
  • Resilience: managing adversity
  • Resilience techniques

Module 6:Identifying Goals for a Balanced Lifestyle

  • Identifying your soul purpose or life purpose
  • Leveraging your core genius, gifts and talents
  • Avoiding burn out
  • Setting long term goals for a balanced lifestyle
  • Drawing up an action plan for a balanced lifestyle



“The best course I have ever attended in my career. Thank you for changing my life and steering me in the best direction for continued self-awareness and growth.” – Mariaan Mybergh, CSIR

“The course was more than just training. It was heartfelt, spiritually uplifting and life-changing. Arguably the most meaningful and professional training I have ever done. Thank you for making it so special.” – Terry Goliath, BMW Group

“I attended the course you offered in Emotional Intelligence and Personal Mastery and my life has never been the same since. I notice that I have developed a lot of empathy and self-awareness. I no longer fight or argue over every little thing. Your method of offering the course and your openness is so unique.” – Mmabatho Gwangwa, South African Reserve Bank

“I would recommend this course to anyone. A brilliant teacher and guide. Beautiful presentation. I value the ability to teach a person the meaning of life and the ability to find yourself. A wonderful course and would do it again!” – Keith Pillay, Board of Healthcare Funders

“It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am writing this letter of recommendation for Imsimbi’s course on Emotional intelligence. I hope my perspective will be helpful to you as you evaluate this exceptional course. During the course I discovered myself and my inner strength. Their creative ideas for presentations and activities were inventive, entertaining and very effective. This experience had a profound effect on my life, not only did my self-confidence improve but also the way I see the future.” – Hendrik Beukman, Goldfields

“One of the best courses I have attended in my life. A very beautiful venue and facilities.” – Atty Sobayeni, CIE

“Great course! Thank you very much! Hope to see your business grow from strength to strength. The environment created, which allowed for free participation.” – Patrick Kaka, African Resonance

“One of, if not the best course, I have ever attended! Can’t thank you enough for the course.” – Dawn Wyngaard, IEB