The Empathy Edge! Social Intelligence in action.  
Navigating and shaping relationships.

Lab with Ruth Maier-Hamberger

Did you know that 70% of employees believe that empathy is the most important quality a leader can have? Or that leaders with high social intelligence are 2.5 times more likely to succeed in their roles?

Social intelligence isn't just a "nice-to-have" skill — it's a game-changer for leaders looking to thrive in today's complex and interconnected world. More than ever, effective leadership goes beyond technical expertise and strategic vision. It requires a deep understanding of human dynamics, the ability to connect with others on a profound level, and the skill to navigate complex interpersonal relationships with finesse. That's where social intelligence comes in.

Are you ready to unlock the power of social intelligence?

Your Benefit

  • Master the Art of Empathy: Learn how to understand and relate to the perspectives, feelings, and experiences of your team members, peers, and stakeholders.
  • Relationship Building: Cultivate authentic relationships with your team members, peers, and stakeholders, leading to increased engagement, loyalty, and productivity.
  • Influential Leadership: Leverage empathy and the power of a change of perspective to boost your influencing skills.
  • Navigate Complex Organizational Dynamics: Learn how to navigate power structures, build strategic alliances, and leverage informal networks to drive positive change and make a lasting impact.

The Content

  • Social Intelligence: What is it and what does it have to do with Emotional Intelligence?
  • An overview: Benefits of Social Intelligence
  • Empathy @ work: Introduction to the concept of Empathy, exploration of levers to build Empathy
  • Introduction to the Empathy Map as a concrete tool to boost influencing skills
  • How to understand and navigate organizational dynamics and key stakeholders
  • Overview about further aspects to strengthen Social Intelligence

The Process

Labs run over two weeks.
The preparation video is followed by a three-hour workshop where we interactively practice the core aspects. Afterwards, you will receive Sparks over two weeks to integrate what you have learned. At the end, you have the opportunity to reflect on your experience and clarify any final questions in a Follow-up session.

About Ruth

As an executive coach and leadership trainer, Ruth's passion lies in promoting personal development, fostering the ability to consciously craft reality. As a systemic coach, mental fitness trainer, Positive Intelligence professional, and strategist, she works with executives to create clarity, determination and effective relationships – with themselves and with others. That’s how we design our future.

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Start Lab: May 24, 2024|10:00 am CEST|in German


  • Workshop:
    May 24, 2024 | 10:00 am - 01:00 pm CEST
  • Follow-up: 
    June 7, 2024 | 10:00 - 11:00 am CEST

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