Jen Shirkani, founder and CEO of the Penumbra Group, has more than 20 years of experience as a learning and development specialist and executive coach. As a sought-after speaker, she provides insight into human dynamics in a humorous and engaging way. Jen has worked with organizations from the Fortune 50 ($40B) to family-owned entities specializing in the application of Emotional Intelligence. Her corporate career includes learning and development roles at specialty retailer Nordstrom, Select Comfort (the Sleep Number Bed), and Bergen Brunswig (Good Neighbor Pharmacy pharmaceutical distributor). She holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership and has also been certified in programs by Franklin Covey, Achieve Global, and the TRACOM Group. Her specialties include all aspects of Talent Management and making common sense more common.
About EGO Vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps With Emotional Intelligence
As leaders climb the corporate ladder of success, the risk of falling into ego traps increases, which in turn can hurt business and threaten hard-won success. In EGO vs. EQ, author Jennifer Shirkani presents ways of honing Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to eliminate business blind spots. Drawing on real-life anecdotes from the author’s 20 years of coaching and consulting, including stories of success and failure from the leaders of vanguard companies in energy, investment, and health care industries, the book provides documented research on the value of Emotional Intelligence for leaders. EGO vs. EQ explores 8 Ego Traps that leaders too often fall into and the critical role Emotional Intelligence plays in business performance, providing readers with practical tools for raising their own EQ possibly the most important exercise a senior executive can do to ensure a prolonged and successful career.