Moving from Human Capital to Emotional Capital – The Surprising Value of Our Greatest Ability

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Date(s) - 16/03/2017
6:15 pm - 8:30 pm

St Bride Foundation


Moving from Human Capital to Emotional Capital

The Surprising Value of Our Greatest Ability

The London HR Connection is delighted to welcome back one of the world’s leading experts in the field of emotional intelligence and mindfulness, Dr Martyn Newman.

The term ‘human capital’ was coined by Theodore Schultz and came to mean the real value of capital is no longer the ability to leverage technical skills, but instead dependent on knowledge. Then as economies became increasingly information based, Peter Drucker coined the term ‘knowledge worker’ to describe the most valuable workers. And yet, as we move deeper into the 21st century digital revolution, it’s no longer technical skills or even knowledge that is emerging as the key to real value creation.

Clinical and corporate psychologist, Martyn Newman, argues that as businesses become increasingly dependent on emotional labour – i.e. roles that involve managing your own or other people’s emotions to be effective – the future belongs to the emotional capitalist exemplified by the ‘relationship worker.’ According to Newman: “Businesses led by individuals with well-developed emotional and social intelligence are the key to creating value and great performance.” And, he warns, the research shows these skills are atrophying at an unprecedented rate.

Martyn Newman PhD is a clinical psychologist specialising in Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness.  He is the author of the best-selling book Emotional Capitalists and more recently The Mindfulness Book. Martyn is keynoting at this year’s EQ Summit 2017 on May 25th along with Dan Goleman, Sir Ken Robinson, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Sky CEO, Jeremy Darroch, and Ruby Wax.

London HR Connection members can get a 20% discount on the ticket price for the EQ Summit by entering the code LHRCEQ2017 at the ‘checkout.’

16 March event timings:

6.15pm – 6.45pm     Registration & networking

6.45pm – 7.45pm     Presentation

7.45pm – 8.30pm    Networking, drinks and canapes




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