The Calm Person in The Boat: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence During COVID-19

The world and your people are facing not one virus, but two: COVID-19 and the virus of fear.

Fear can get in the way of our ability to think clearly, make good decisions and work effectively as a team. And yet this is exactly what we need to do right now to successfully navigate this crisis. Your team requires Emotional Intelligence based tools to manage their brains and behavior under pressure so they can remain calm and form the kind of response your organization needs today.

The calm person in the boat comes from a Vietnamese story in the 1970s where people used boats to escape difficult living conditions. Top emotional intelligence keynote speaker Bill Benjamin tells the story of the what happened when one person on a boat was able to remain calm.  It’s an incredible example of the impact of managing emotions in a crisis.