It's no longer enough to have graduated first in your class from an Ivy League institution and hope to enter the work force armed with university credentials 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 leaders. Leaders, either positional or informal, who posses high EQ are more productive, liked and respected by their subordinates, physically more healthy and emotionally connected to the workplace. Employees rarely leave their company of employment, employees leave their managers. Effective leaders don't overwork their employees, they know how to recognize accomplishments and good work, they develop their employees' social skills, they care about their employees, they keep their word, they hire and promote the right people, they promote creativity, and they intellectually challenge their employees. 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. Dr. Himmer teaches from a solid base of experience and knowledge. Leaders and team members with high IQ's and no EQ usually lack key areas of emotional intelligence 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" Dr. Himmer enumerates seven micro skills that, if practiced and incorporated, transform relationships at work, home, church, or school. Dr. Himmer is available for private coaching, corporate coaching, keynote or breakout speaking, including 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. Dr. Himmer uses 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.