Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
Effective leaders create organizational climates that foster superior performance. Creating climates for performance requires leaders to demonstrate high levels of emotional intelligence (EI) – the capacity to manage one’s own emotions and the emotions of others.
Making it Happen!
Start with developing a clear picture or your “ideal self” – what are your most important values? What are you passionate about? What would you most like to do? What is your unique contribution?
Get feedback from others. How do they see you? Is there a gap between your “ideal self” and the way you really are in the world?
Choose a personal a development goal that is meaningful to you. Make it specific and behavioral. Remember, sometimes making a small change can have a big impact.
Recognize your own journey – like transitions that forced you to learn and grow as an individual and a leader.
Find a helper, (mentor) – someone who has been through the journey him- or herself and who can give you that sense of perspective and roadmap for what you can expect along the way.
Become more deliberate about your own learning if you haven’t failed lately, you’re not learning!
Lash, R. (2006). The Ultimate Business Resource. pp.249-250.