Developing the next positive, emotionally intelligent leaders globally.

As global energy management specialists with 140,000 employees over 100 countries in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world, Schneider Electric value consistency and results. Their integrated and strategic approach to talent management is world class. As part of this program, Schneider identify and develop emerging leaders in each global region through a year-long leadership program. Emerging leaders work in project groups to solve real problems with the help of emotional intelligence skills. They then present their solutions and innovations to senior leaders.

We are proud to have been awarded the global contract to deliver the emotional intelligence component of this program, as a result of our successful partnership in Asia-Pacific.

Everyone seems to show more care for each other and that brings higher levels of employee engagement, which translates to happy customers and greater business results at the other end.

– Scott Nell, Senior Manager of Organisational Development and Talent, ANZ

Excerpt and highlights of an interview with Scott Nell, Senior Manager of Organisational Development and Talent, ANZ, about the impact the Langley Group’s emotional intelligence training has had on his life and role as a global leader.

What impact has putting emotional intelligence in the agenda had on you personally?

“Emotional intelligence training gave me the tools to survive in a global organisation in the long term.

“I’ve always prided myself on being open and receptive and believe I possess those qualities innately. I was never a hard-nosed boss but I now have improved tolerance levels, am more resilient and the frustrations that once overwhelmed me have subsided. I have become more mindful of people and what they are experiencing at an emotional level. I’m more aware of non-verbal cues and office dynamics.

“Now, emotional intelligence is very much a part of my everyday life – both at work and at home.”

How important is emotional intelligence to leadership at Schneider?

Nell says while the practise of emotional intelligence may sound warm and fuzzy, these skills are the foundation of effective leadership. He is proud to work for a company such as Schneider Electric, which is committed to improving workplace culture and fostering emotional intelligence in its staff.

As for the trickle-on effect, by looking after the emotional wellbeing of its employees Schneider Electric talent managers have made the company “a cool place to work”.

“Schneider is going through somewhat of a transformation. Everyone seems to show more care for each other and that brings higher levels of employee engagement, which translates to happy customers and greater business results at the other end.”

Nell is now working with the Langley Group to embed emotional intelligence competencies and positive psychology into the culture at Schneider Electric.

Schneider is now partnering with us to run a full suite of leadership programs in Asia-Pacific to develop capability in leaders at all levels. We will be helping them design, deliver and launch the new employee engagement program, Flourish, based on positive psychology. We are working with Schneider to upgrade the global emerging leaders’ program with evidence-based psychometric assessment and a strengths focus to achieve even greater personal development, team collaboration and performance.

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