7 Lessons on What Makes a Great Leader
Do you work at a company where the culture is all about infighting and politics? Are your talented co-workers and employees flocking from the company?
One problem your company is having: your leadership lacks emotional intelligence. They may lack control of their feelings and impulses. They aren't creating a work environment of fairness and trust. Daniel Golemon wrote a Harvard Business Review article, "What Makes A Great Leader" about emotional intelligence. Here are 7 takeaways:
- Emotional Intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership
- Data and research showed that emotional intelligence proved to be twice as important as other skills. It inspires big-picture thinking and a long-term vision.
- If changes happen, don't panic. Roll with them. Suspend judgement. Seek out information. Listen. Move forward.
- Seek out creative challenges. Love to learn. Take pride in a job well done. Be passionate!
- Empathy is when you consider feelings along with other factors when you are making an intelligent decision.
- Empathy is not about adopting other people's emotions as your own and trying to please everybody.
- It is best learned through motivation, extended practice and feedback.
What are your own thoughts on emotional intelligence? How do you learn and cultivate your emotional intelligence?
**Read the article here.