Leadership is hard work. It takes knowledge, courage and determination. It also takes emotional intelligence, which entails identifying and managing your own emotions and those of others. In fact, a major research study concluded that emotional intelligence is a hallmark of truly effective leaders.
In working with leaders for many years, we have found traits such as self-awareness, empathy, mutual respect, and communication have propelled people forward in their personal and professional lives. For many of us, it’s not intuitive; rather, it requires a conscious decision to assess our current strengths and areas of development; it requires developing a plan to make progress towards becoming a better version of ourselves and then following through on the plan to achieve the goals we have set.
To help you get started, here are links to two recent posts from our blog. The first discusses the importance of identifying and addressing our blind spots. And the second post provides some practical tips on how to better connect with people. We hope you will find this information helpful. As always, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us to discuss how we can help you become a more effective leader.
Links to Blog Posts:
Be Aware of Your Blind Spots
How To Connect Better as a Leader