Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Many will argue about the importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership. Some believe that a high EQ is absolutely necessary in order to be a successful leader, whereas others believe that you can be a good leader even with a low level of Emotional Intelligence.

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence In Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Good leaders can be defined by their emotional intelligence , which according to Psychology Today, requires an individual to manage both their own emotions and the emotions of his or her team. Guest Posts emotional intelligence guest post

7 Steps To Foster Emotional Intelligence In Your Team

Tanveer Naseer

When Daniel Goleman released “Emotional Intelligence” in 1995, did anyone think that this best-selling book would transform the role of leadership? But, is it possible to create emotionally intelligent teams?

Emotional Intelligence Training to Position Yourself for Personal & Organizational Success

Chart Your Course

Developing Emotional Intelligence to Position Yourself for Personal, Team, and Organizational Success. Emotional Intelligence (EI) competencies are at the heart of effective workplace relationships and productivity. Application of emotional enablers and disablers.

Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence, a book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Selected Writings Daniel Goleman More Than Sound (2011) How leaders can “help people to get and stay in the brain zone [flow] where they can work at their Best” What we have in this volume are nine essays, accompanied by an Appendix in which Goleman briefly shares new insights [.].

Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence, a book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Selected Writings Daniel Goleman More Than Sound (2011) How leaders can “help people to get and stay in the brain zone [flow] where they can work at their Best” What we have in this volume are nine essays, accompanied by an Appendix in which Goleman briefly shares new insights [.].

The New Definition of CEO Chief

Lead Change Blog

If emotional intelligence is not part of your training and development portfolio – please add it. I’ve concluded – much of what goes wrong behavioral in leading, managing, and counterproductive employee behavior, can be tied to EQ (emotional intelligemce).

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. It takes a lot of effort to change long-standing habits of human interaction — not to mention foundational competencies like self-awareness and emotional self-control. Emotional Intelligence.

The Downsides of Being Very Emotionally Intelligent

Harvard Business Review

She pays a great deal of attention to others’ emotions and is kind and considerate. The main reason for this is Gemma’s high emotional intelligence (EQ), which explains all of the qualities described above. For example, EQ is positively correlated with leadership , job performance , job satisfaction , happiness , and well-being (both physical and emotional). Lower levels of creativity and innovation potential. Emotional intelligence Digital Article

Teaching Teenagers to Develop Their Emotional Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

But the reality is that the youth who will be tomorrow’s innovators, educators, politicians, and business professionals aren’t ready to meet such competitive expectations — not so much because they’re untrained, but because they’re unequipped emotionally.

Leadership Style: Blinders, Beacon or Both?

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Self Leadership Daniel Goleman emotional intelligence humility Innovation Level 5 leader Margaret Wheatley self-awareness Warren BennisPosted in Leadership Development Self Leadership I was on my way to a meeting, driving on the freeway in blinding rain and happily singing along with the radio. Suddenly, there’s a semi-trailer on either side of my car, both churning up road mist and throwing off their own back-splash of rain. I couldn’t see a thing.

Leadership Essentials for the Matrix Environment

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Rick Lash, from the Hay Group: The matrix has often been described as a new type of organizational structure that is flatter, more interconnected, more global and more innovative. Innovation and the Ghost Organization.

Are You Creating Purpose Through Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

In each case, these hospital cleaners were found to not only be more creative and innovative in how they approached their work cleaning the rooms and hallways of this hospital, but they were more engaging with the nurses, patients, and visitors.

Leaders, Want To Master Innovation? Then Get Funny!

Tanveer Naseer

So to get the most out of innovation processes such as design thinking, truly creative leaders also need to master the social dynamics of… [wait for the punchline}…humor! When it comes to boosting innovation the overwhelming focus should be on styles of humour that generate positive emotions.

Influencing Creativity and Innovation

Aspire-CS

So what is your role in influencing creativity and innovation in others? We know it isn’t enough to simply add creativity to a list of values your organization espouses or to bring in consultants who get staff keyed up about innovating.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/11/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Lafley and Roger Martin Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Selected Writings Daniel Goleman Conscious [.]. Lafley Adam Bryant Alan Bird Andy Jefferson “5 ways to find your team’s hidden talents” “Why Innovators Love Constraints” Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/11/13) BOB Bryan Neider Calhoun W.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/14/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS A Technique for Producing Ideas: The Simple, Five-Step Formula Anyone Can Use to Be More Creative in Business and in Life! James Webb Young HBR Guide to Better Business Writing Bryan A. Garner Know What You [.].

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The Fearless Organization

Leading Blog

Creating psychological safety is essential in a world where innovation, integrity, and renewal can make the difference between success and failure. It’s an emotional intelligence issue. Creativity & Innovation

Thoughts That Make You Go Hmmm on…”The Inspiring Leader”

The Practical Leader

” “Inspiration and emotion are inextricably linked together. The fact is that the proper use of emotion is a key factor in the success of every inspiring leader … the leader’s emotions are ‘super contagious.’”.

How One CEO Creates Joy at Work

Harvard Business Review

Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, says it took him years to learn what really mattered at work and how to create that kind of workplace culture. Leadership Managing people Emotional intelligence AudioAs a company leader today, he works hard to make sure both his job — and the jobs of his employees — are joyful. That doesn’t mean they are happy 100% of the time, he argues, but that they feel fulfilled by always putting the customer first.

Review of “The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate”

The Practical Leader

Their chapter on “Using Emotion: The DNA of Inspiration” aligns very well with the growing research on Emotional Intelligence. Fostering innovation. This is an extraordinary book on leadership from the experts in extraordinary leadership.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2018 that you don't want to miss: Five Ways to Get Young Recruits to Embrace Emotional Intelligence by @DanielGolemanEI via @Korn_Ferry.

Review of “How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths”

The Practical Leader

We’re also at the intersection of powerful and revolutionary research emerging from the new movements of Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and Strengths. How to Be Exceptional couldn’t come at a better time.

Build Self-Awareness with Help from Your Team

Harvard Business Review

They’re more innovative. Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Emotional intelligence Leading teams Digital ArticleDoug Perrine/Nature Picture Library/Getty Images.

LeadershipNow 140: June 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Emotional Intelligence ~ 20 Years On by Louise Altman @intentionalcomm. Emotional Intelligence ~ 20 Years On ~ Part 2 by Louise Altman @intentionalcomm. Knowledge@Wharton: The New Model for Innovation Is Social —and Mobile: But Are Companies Ready?

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Why Leaders Don’t Embrace the Skills They’ll Need for the Future

Harvard Business Review

Innovative. Emotionally, it usually takes the form of fear. What we don’t see is that it makes more sense to balance practicality and innovation, boldness and prudence, collaborativeness and self-reliance, agility and consistency — without choosing sides between them.

Review of “How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths”

The Practical Leader

We’re also at the intersection of powerful and revolutionary research emerging from the new movements of Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Appreciative Inquiry, and Strengths. How to Be Exceptional couldn’t come at a better time. We’re standing at a very critical crossroad. Our organizations desperately want and need much stronger leadership at all levels. But a torrent of studies show most leadership development approaches aren’t working.

Power Up Your Leadership Effectiveness – Use Your Inside Voice

Lead Change Blog

She has recently launched a mobile learning-training app called The 1% Edge Portable Coach (available on all smartphone platforms), authored several books, conduct professional development workshops through-out North America on such topics as creative & innovative thinking, manager as coach, emotional intelligence, time & organizational management, team collaboration to name a few. Posted in Leadership Development Use your inside voice?

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Is It Time To Shut Down Your Job Postings? — Zappos Did!

Lead Change Blog

She has recently launched a mobile learning-training app called The 1% Edge Portable Coach (available on all smartphone platforms), authored several books, conduct professional development workshops through-out North America on such topics as creative & innovative thinking, manager as coach, emotional intelligence, time & organizational management, team collaboration to name a few. Zappos has once again stepped away from the traditional way of doing things.

The Power Of Now – The Key to Increasing Leadership Effectiveness

Lead Change Blog

She has recently launched a mobile learning-training app called The 1% Edge Portable Coach (available on all smartphone platforms), authored several books, conduct professional development workshops through-out North America on such topics as creative & innovative thinking, manager as coach, emotional intelligence, time & organizational management, team collaboration to name a few.

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LeadershipNow 140: November 2016 Compilation

Leading Blog

Telltale Signs That You Lack Emotional Intelligence by Travis Bradberry @talentsmarteq. If you want innovation in an organisation , no single boss should have the power to kill an idea. - @profhamel. NYT: Pay less attention to people's intelligence and more attention to the quality of their reasoning. Here are a selection of tweets from November 2016 that you might have missed: Learn to Respond, Not React! by @coachgoldsmith.

How to Work for a Boss Who Lacks Self-Awareness

Harvard Business Review

Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. In that case, you will need to turn yourself into a detailed project manager who can complement this type of manager, in order to translate some of their imaginative outbursts into innovative outputs. Managing up Emotional intelligence Digital ArticleBruno Vincent/Staff/Getty Images.

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2017

Leading Blog

The EQ Leader : Instilling Passion, Creating Shared Goals, and Building Meaningful Organizations through Emotional Intelligence by Steven J. The Power of Little Ideas : A Low-Risk, High-Reward Approach to Innovation by David Robertson with Kent Lineback. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. Lifestorming : Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life by Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith.

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Why Great Success Can Bring Out the Worst Parts of Our Personalities

Harvard Business Review

There is no questioning the fact that Musk’s talent for entrepreneurship, defined as the ability to translate original and useful ideas into practical innovations, is truly outstanding. Silicon Valley, with its myth of the lone innovator who disrupts the status quo, is particularly susceptible to these dynamics. But it does require a minimum of self-awareness, emotional reckoning, and work that likely goes against the grain. ses/Getty Images.

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated

Harvard Business Review

” In effective communication, story and fact, rhetoric and science intertwine to enlist the emotions of others to take action on a topic or an initiative. This problem of extending the automatic reasoning of AI systems to understand the context of their decisions is highly complex, and creative innovation, like the one at Google, is usually needed to push the effort forward. Emotional competence. John Fedele/Getty Images.

The Mental Benefits of Vacationing Somewhere New

Harvard Business Review

The result is personal growth — greater emotional agility, empathy, and creativity. The first benefit is enhanced emotional agility , or the ability to not react immediately to emotions, but to observe those that arise, carefully collect information to understand the possible causes, then intentionally decide how to manage them. Managing yourself Creativity Emotional intelligence Psychology Digital Articlejoshua sortino/Unsplash.

LeadershipNow 140: January 2015 Compilation

Leading Blog

Why Culture and Leadership Matter for Disruptive Innovation by James daSilva via @SBLeaders. From @PaulJSohn How Does Emotional Intelligence Affect Your Career [Infographic]. Here are a selection of tweets from January 2015 that you might have missed: Some of the Things I''ve Learned - What Will Matter by @Josephson0. From @JohnBaldoni Presence : Your Key to Stronger And Bolder Leadership. Roderick Kramer: How Do Trustworthy Leaders Behave?

Where Did the Nice Leaders Go?

Lead Change Blog

Deposits in the emotional bank account of others. Improved emotional intelligence, which comes from practice. Innovation. From there, being civil requires patience, understanding, emotional intelligence and the willingness to make small sacrifices for the sake of others.

Handling Emotional Outbursts on Your Team

Harvard Business Review

These kinds of emotional outbursts are not just uncomfortable; they can hijack your team, stalling productivity and limiting innovation. Don’t allow an emotional person to postpone, dilute, or drag out an issue that the business needs you to resolve. Emotional Intelligence.

March Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided How Mindfulness Meditation Builds Emotional Intelligence. Anne writes: “More and more leaders are discovering mindfulness meditation increases their emotional intelligence.

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

Harvard Business Review

Innovation typically requires team effort. My research shows that it’s about cultivating three specific emotions: gratitude, compassion, and pride. These three emotions not only increase patience and perseverance, but also build social bonds. And it was moral emotions like gratitude, compassion, and an authentic pride that motivated these actions. These emotions also build grit. Managing people Motivating people Emotional intelligence Digital Article

To Win People Over, Speak to Their Wants and Needs

Harvard Business Review

They created a list of the key moments in these three experiences and then developed the most important, and most emotionally charged, ones into fuller narratives. Emotional intelligence Influence Communication

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Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting

Harvard Business Review

Negative feelings interfere with creativity and innovation, not to mention collaboration. And let’s face it — meetings are, for the most part, still where lots of collaboration , creativity, and innovation happen. Second, strong emotions set the tone for the entire group.