Growing with Purpose Podcast: "Smarter, Healthier Leaders" with Raman Chadha
On this episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Raman Chadha, founder of the Junto Institute. Raman is a Small Giants Leadership Academy facilitator who shares his expertise on emotional intelligence training with emerging leaders in the Small Giants Community.
Most of us know that emotional intelligence is an important skill in leadership — but is it a skill that can be learned? Raman Chadha's life work is dedicated to answering that very question. Raman was the founding director of DePaul University’s entrepreneurship center where he was also on faculty. Today, Raman is the founder and Managing Partner of the Junto Institute, where he spends his time developing programs for growth-stage Founders and CEOs. Raman's teaching philosophies are rooted in purpose, love, and the belief that human beings have an unlimited capacity to flourish.
In this episode, hear Paul and Raman discuss how much more fulfilling work is when you let emotions and purpose lead the way. Plus, hear Raman's practical advice for identifying emotional intelligence in others and how people can learn to be more effective leaders.
Tune in to Raman's story below:
[2:25] Can Emotional Intelligence Be Learned?
[6:22] How to Teach Adults New Skills
[9:10] Lessons from the Immigrant Experience
[15:13] My Role As a Leader Had to Evolve
[21:23] Using the Word Love at Work
[28:45] The ROI of Emotional Intelligence
Books that Influenced Raman's Leadership:
How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts