Selleg, Jeff
Emotional Intelligence Strategies

Well balanced emotional intelligence is critical for tactical leaders to lead their elements during tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving situations. Science is very clear that all leadership is founded in relationships and relationships in tactical teams are founded in trust and communication. Emotional Intelligence shapes how leaders perceive themselves, how they recognize and control their own emotions as well as how effectively they manage interpersonal relationships. When these skills are in balance, the leader makes stronger, faster decisions with lower levels of stress.

This seminar will not only cover the five main components and 15 subcomponents of emotional intelligence, but will provide proven strategies for raising or lowering the leader's intensity in each of the subcomponents.

Course Objectives:
  • Quick review and definitions of Emotional Intelligence the MHS-EQ-1 2.0 model.
  • The interplay between the five main components
  • Defining the 15 subcomponents as well as strategies to raise or lower your intensity for each subcomponent.
  • Strategies for forecasting the complications before they occur.

    **** Individuals who complete this block of instruction will qualify for an EQi 2.0 Assessment and coaching at a discount through the NTOA.

  • Jeff Selleg - Bio
    Jeff Selleg worked in law enforcement from 1996 to 2022 and retired as a Commander from the Port of Seattle Police Department in Washington. He served as a member of Valley Regional SWAT from 2000 to 2022, starting on the entry team and further serving as an explosive breacher, sniper, sniper team leader, entry team leader, and team commander. Jeff served as a patrol and administrative services commander with collateral duty commands over the Explosive Detection Canine Unit, the Bomb Disposal Unit, and SWAT. Jeff volunteered as a member of the Washington State Tactical Officer's Association Board of Directors from 2007 to 2020, including several years as president. Jeff served as an advisor to the National Institute of Justice - Tactical Technology Working Group for the Department of Justice. He served twice as a National SWAT Standards Review Committee member. He assisted the NTOA as a committee member in designing the NTOA's Command College curriculum and currently serves as the Committee Chair of the NTOA's Tactical Leadership Committee. Jeff facilitates most of the NTOA's tactical leadership courses and many other specialty courses. He holds certifications as an instructor in most of the disciplines associated with tactical operations. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Martin's University and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. Jeff has completed his coursework to earn his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership through Northeastern University in Boston. Jeff holds graduate certificates in Executive Leadership from Cornell University and Project Management from Harvard University.