It's no longer enough to have graduated first in your class from an Ivy League institution and hope to enter the work world armed with a degree and a high IQ. We live in an unprecedented time of technology and education. We have the most talented working pool of employees and leaders ever witnessed in the world. And yet, with all of these advancements we still seem to encourage and reward high IQ over EQ, or emotional intelligence. Dr. Himmer has spent the last several years exhaustively researching the affects of both high and low EQ skills in the workplace. Leaders, either natural or positional, who posses high EQ are more productive, liked and respected by their subordinates, physically more healthy and emotionally connected to the workplace. Having the social skills to communicate ideas and build teams is paramount. Researchers have found that developing mutual trust and respect are the two most important aspects for team growth and building a productive corporate culture. This is true at work and at home. Since the principles are universal, participants in the workshops and speaking engagements quickly realize that they are learning micro skills they can immediately implement at work, but also with their families and friends. Richard teaches from a solid base of experience and knowledge. Leaders and team members with high IQ's and no EQ have been found to be lacking in key areas such as self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy. Retaining quality employees impacts the bottom line. When employees trust their supervisors, they are engaged (committed). An engaged employee has greater motivation than an employee who doesn't' trust the supervisor and their production is significantly different. In his book "Listen & Lead" Richard enumerates seven micro skills that if practiced and incorporated will transform your relationships at work, home, church, or school. Richard is available for private coaching, corporate coaching, keynote or breakout speaking and leadership summits. Planning and then executing a defining statement and knowing what to do and understanding HOW to do it are particular strengths of Dr. Himmer's. Richard use humor and insight to tap into each person and assist them in finding their unique ability. In other words, their passion married to their possibilities. If you can think it or believe it you can learn it-it is within all our powers to develop high Emotional Intelligence skills and transform our relationships at home and at work.