Turning overwhelm into opportunity

3+ hours
Andrew Murphy

Course details

In today's rapidly evolving tech landscape, leaders are increasingly confronted with feelings of overwhelm due to the complex interplay of responsibilities, deadlines, and team dynamics. This training course is designed to address this prevalent challenge, with a structured focus on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) as a pivotal resource. Comprising five key modules, the course aims to provide tech leaders with actionable insights into managing overwhelm more effectively.

The course kicks off with an "Introduction to Overwhelm," providing a nuanced understanding of the factors that contribute to this state and its impact on leadership. The second module, "Introduction to Emotional Intelligence," lays the groundwork for the rest of the course by detailing how EQ is essential for superior decision-making and team harmony. Modules three and four delve into "Resilience" and "Adaptability," respectively, as specific emotional intelligence skills crucial for combating overwhelm. These modules are tailored to address the unique challenges faced by tech leaders and provide strategies to build resilience and adaptability into their leadership styles.

The course concludes with a comprehensive summary and actionable takeaways that participants can immediately implement to enhance both their well-being and team performance. Through this carefully curated syllabus, tech leaders will gain the emotional intelligence skills necessary to turn overwhelm into an opportunity for growth, better decision-making, and effective leadership.

What you’ll learn

  • Understanding the factors that contribute to overwhelm in tech leadership
  • Gaining a foundational knowledge of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and its relevance in leadership
  • Learning how self-awareness is crucial to resilience and its role in managing overwhelm
  • Acquiring skills in resilience as an EQ component to combat overwhelm
  • Learning strategies to build resilience tailored to tech leadership
  • Grasping the concept of adaptability within the framework of EQ
  • Implementing adaptability strategies to navigate changing circumstances effectively
  • Identifying how EQ can facilitate superior decision-making and foster team harmony
  • Engaging in hands-on exercises to build your own resilience and adaptability plans
  • Learning how to turn overwhelm into an opportunity for growth and innovation

Course content

Module 1: Defining Overwhelm

  • Defining Overwhelm in the Context of Tech Leadership
  • Factors Contributing to Overwhelm
  • The Impact of Overwhelm on Leadership and Teams

Module 2: Emotional Intelligence

  • What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • The Importance of EQ in Leadership
  • The Five Components of EQ
  • Applying EQ in Tech Leadership

Module 3: Resilience

  • Understanding Resilience
  • The Role of Resilience in Managing Overwhelm
  • Self-Awareness and its Importance to Resilience
  • Strategies to Build Resilience
  • Hands-On Exercise: Building Your Resilience Plan

Module 4: Adaptability

  • Adaptability as an Emotional Intelligence Skill
  • The Role of Adaptability in Navigating Change
  • Strategies to Foster Adaptability

About the trainer

Andrew Murphy
Founder & Leadership Trainer

Andrew Murphy is a former software developer who has held various leadership positions in consultancies and SaaS companies like Linktree for over 10 years.

Andrew started out as a software developer and then progressed in his career to be manager and leader. Being a technical expert, probably like yourself, is great but Andrew learnt all the other important leadership skills to complement the technical skills he had in order to become an effective, less stressed and more confident tech leader.

By sharing his experiences, tools, and techniques, Andrew equips emerging and new tech leaders with the necessary skills for success in the workplace.

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