The 2011 Negotiation & Leadership Conference
will take place at the Joseph Martin Conference Center, Harvard University from 9am to 7pm on Saturday April 16th, 2011. This event is a collaboration between students at various Harvard schools, including Harvard Law School and Harvard Division of Continuing Education. We welcome everyone from the Harvard community to attend as well as anyone from the community at-large with an interest in our world-class event. The theme of the conference this year is Social, Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence in Negotiation and Leadership.

How does social, emotional and spiritual intelligence affect negotiation outcomes? Is IQ a sufficient predictor of success in negotiations? Can multiple intelligence theory provide strategic insight into the processes of negotiation? Join us as we explore these issues to discover how different intelligence models might best be incorporated into negotiation theory and practice. As models for developing social, emotional and spiritual intelligence are increasingly used in corporate settings (by companies such as Nokia, Unilever, McKinsey, Shell, Coca-Cola, Hewlett Packard, Merck Pharmaceuticals and Starbucks), we will look at how to become a smarter negotiator for leadership excellence and outstanding performance in the 21st century, whether in law, government, business or everyday life. This event is designed to help attendees sharpen their negotiation and leadership intelligence.

For questions, email negotiationleadership@gmail.com or call 781-686-1760. Register online: http://negotiationleadership.org/2011conference


What is the definition of social, emotional and spiritual intelligence?

Social intelligence is equivalent to interpersonal intelligence and involves perceptiveness, situational savvy, and interaction skill. Social intelligence is understanding and acting in accordance with social situations and environments to obtain cooperation, objectives, and achieve results. See Dan Goleman’s interview at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qv0o1oh9f4 

Emotional intelligence is a form of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one’s thinking and action. See Josh Freedman’s Interview at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBLgdgTX5RQ&feature=player_embedded#at=26

Spiritual Intelligence helps make businesses responsible, caring and also successful. Leaders and managers with a high spiritual intelligence have clarity of purpose and an inclusive universal vision. They are energized, motivated and creative while adapting to rapidly changing environment seamlessly. Character, values, ethics and principles if not considered important by organizations could result in the kind of collective global lapse that is said to be responsible for the world-wide economic downturn we face today.  Spiritual intelligence can also relate to the 1) ability to grasp meaning and purpose from life and leverage that for vision for oneself or for an organization; 2) ability to integrate values and ethics at a core level; 3) ability to understand how decisions impact non-tangible/human factors; 4) having wisdom versus just simply technical knowledge; 5) ability to manage stress and anxiety; 6) ability to leverage perception, intuition, discernment; 7) having an integrating center through which to interpret or guide all the other “intelligences”. 7) This could also relate to the ability to relate to or perceive spiritual or existential meaning, truths or realities. See Erica Fox’s interview on spiritual intelligence at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riSyIgD90Do