“75 percent of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust.”
- Center for Creative Leadership
It is needless to stress the importance of Emotional Intelligence for becoming a successful & effective Leader. While IQ, luck, connections and power can help leaders advance in organizations to a certain extent, those who ultimately succeed and get to retain their integrity & the respect of their people are the Emotionally Intelligent Leaders. Daniel Goleman shares in his HBR article that “The most effective leaders are all alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of what has come to be known as emotional intelligence. It’s not that IQ and technical skills are irrelevant. They do matter, but…they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. My research, along with other recent studies, clearly shows that emotional intelligence is the sine qua non of leadership. Without it, a person can have the best training in the world, an incisive, analytical mind, and an endless supply of smart ideas, but he still won’t make a great leader.”
According to the Center for Creative Leadership, there are six common challenges across six countries, including India that leaders face. The challenges are
• Developing Managerial Effectiveness – Developing relevant skills like time management, prioritization, strategic thinking, decision-making, and getting up to speed with the job to be more effective at work.
• Inspiring Others – Inspiring or motivating others to ensure they are satisfied with their jobs and to motivate a workforce to work smarter.
• Developing Employees – Developing others, including mentoring and coaching.
• Leading a Team – Team-building, team development, and team management; how to instill pride in a team or support the team, how to lead a big team, and what to do when taking over a new team.
• Guiding Change – Managing, mobilizing, understanding, and leading change. How to mitigate change consequences, overcome resistance to change, and deal with employees’ reaction to change.
• Managing Internal Stakeholders and Politics – Managing relationships, politics, and image. Gaining managerial support and managing up; getting buy-in from other departments, groups, or individuals.
Emotional Intelligence is the foundational requirement to excel in all the above six areas. According to Daniel Goleman, “In a study of skills that distinguish star performers in every field from entry-level jobs to executive positions, the single most important factor was not IQ, advanced degrees, or technical experience, it was EQ. Of the competencies required for excellent in performance in the job studies, 67% were emotional competencies.” So here is a brilliant opportunity to increase your emotional intelligence and excel in these 6 critical areas for becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader at work to ensure your success for your future.
“Emotional intelligent people use self-awareness to their advantage to assess a situation, get perspective, listen without judgment, process, and hold back from reacting head on. At times, it means the decision to sit on your decision. By thinking over your situation rationally, without drama, you'll eventually arrive at other, more sane conclusions.”
Become an Emotionally Intelligent Leader is a Personalized Coaching Program to meet your specific needs of leadership potential and to help you overcome those challenges which are preventing you from moving to your next level. The program will leverage the power of assessment, coaching and learning to create visible improvements in your performance as an Emotionally Intelligent Leader. The program will last for nine months and will use a combination of emotional intelligence assessment, coaching sessions and 121 learning sessions to help to make the transition. This is an investment in yourself to increase your potential, increase your success rate, increase your promotional possibilities, increase your earning potential and to become a New You – An Emotionally Intelligent Leader.
Gain deep insights into the four critical leadership dimensions of Authenticity, Coaching, Insight and Innovation, understand your EQ Leadership potential and become aware of your leadership derailers.
• Authenticity – An effective leader in the area of authenticity serves as a role model to inspire moral and faor behavior, as well as to command esteem and confidence from colleagues.
• Coaching – A leader who coaches effectively operates as a mentor responding to colleagues concerns and queries, and supporting employee needs. Employees are nurtured to achieve their highest level of performance.
• Insight – A leader portrays insight by communicating a purpose, meaning, and a vision for colleagues to follow. A hopeful view of the future is communicated and employees are compelled to reach and exceed their goals.
• Innovation – An innovative leader places importance on taking risks, spurring colleague’s ingenuity, imagination and autonomous thought. Knowledge is valued and challenges and new circumstances are viewed as learning opportunities.