L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and Your Career

Linked 2 Leadership

Emotional intelligence helps us manage stress, it is vital for enhanced co-operation and teamwork, and it helps us to learn in relationships. Studies have found that 67% of all competencies deemed essential for high performance are related to emotional intelligence. Leaders who score higher in emotional intelligence are more likely to be highly profitable in business.

Is Your Emotional Intelligence Authentic, or Self-Serving?

Harvard Business Review

It’s possible to fake emotional intelligence. Similar to knockoffs of luxury watches or handbags, there are emotions and actions that look like the real thing but really aren’t. With the best of intentions, I’ve seen smart leaders charge into sensitive interactions armed with what they believed was a combination of deep empathy, attuned listening, and self-awareness but was, in fact, a way to serve their own emotional needs. Emotional Intelligence.

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.

On Leadership and The Value You Bring Your Followers

Linked 2 Leadership

The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of his value as an operative. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Servant Leadership Values-Based Leadership business leadership Management motivation Organizational Health Talent Management values So Leaders: What’s your value proposition to your followers?

Can You Predict How Effective You Will Be Today?

Lead Change Blog

My negative emotions drove me to try controlling everyone, and I saw insubordination in anyone who resisted. Good training helps managers understand themselves and manage their own emotional states. It’s a pretty simple list of feelings, moods, and emotions, arranged in a column.

This Is What Real Leaders Do

Tanveer Naseer

For another group, the main challenge they want to address is how to make emotional intelligence a key foundation stone in their leadership within an organization whose senior leaders don’t see or understand the value of such measures.

Hey Leader: Become an Organizational Life Giver

Linked 2 Leadership

Since the development of organizational strategic planning became a standard operating practice, organizations have set goals toward which they strive and around which they base decision-making. Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leading Change Organizational Health emotional intelligence Leadership Development Are your goals actually YOUR goals?

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Is Cooperation The New Efficiency?

Lead Change Blog

I depended on the operators in our computer facility to do what I needed, when I asked them to. The more I understood their jobs, their routines, and their responsibilities, the more likely I would make intelligent requests of them.

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How Leaders Can Develop Their Skills With One Simple Habit

Tanveer Naseer

For most of us, our default mode of operating in the world is to be caught up in our thinking. Perhaps most important for leadership development, we can systematically train to improve both business acumen and emotional intelligence.

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Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Harvard Business Review

Her manager feels lucky to have such an easy direct report to work with and often compliments Esther on her high levels of emotional intelligence, or EI. So much for emotional intelligence , she’s starting to think. The trap that has ensnared Esther and her manager is a common one: They are defining emotional intelligence much too narrowly. Having expert support during your ups and downs as you practice operating in a new way is invaluable.

Reality Checks Leaders Must Give Themselves in 2016 (Part Two)

Lead Change Blog

On top of hard managerial, left-brain skills that drive bottom-line results, they have uncanny intuition and perception to understand the emotional realities of the circumstances and people around them. This helps to filter any criticism, strain out emotion and find the facts.

Reality Checks Leaders Must Give Themselves in 2016 (Part One)

Lead Change Blog

On top of hard managerial, left-brain skills that drive bottom-line results, they have uncanny intuition and perception to understand the emotional realities of the circumstances and people around them. Leadership is not for the faint of heart. It never has been.

Everyday Leadership: Making Simple Things Extraordinary

Linked 2 Leadership

Several years ago, I was responsible for developing an operations manual for our commercial store managers. Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership business leadership ManagementBelow is an abridged version of it. These are seven basic, excellent tips for the new (or any) manager to follow in order to become more the leader and less “the boss.” 7 Tips for New Leaders 1) Be [.].

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Leadership Essentials for the Matrix Environment

Great Leadership By Dan

Similarly, in today’s business climate, economic asteroid hits are becoming more frequent, forcing organizations to embrace matrix operating models that enable vital adaptability, flexibility and the capacity to rapidly assimilate new ideas.

Leadership Lessons from the World’s Most Admired Companies

Great Leadership By Dan

Leadership is the "glue" that connects the WMACs' business strategy, operations and program changes, and ultimately, their commitment to human capital. Second, the WMACs believe "social and emotional" skill development is twice as important as "technical" skill development.

Are We Setting Our Leaders Up For Success?

CoachStation

You wanted to be the best operator so didn’t ask many questions – after all, asking questions shows that you were not ready for the promotion in the first place, doesn’t it? Knowing when to step back into your comfort zone is also a skill linked to self-awareness and emotional intelligence.

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2015

Tanveer Naseer

And this is understandable if we appreciate that – thanks to the faster-pace by which we now have to operate – it’s become harder for people to make those connections for themselves.”

Can Every Conflict Be Resolved?

The Recovering Engineer

The operating definition that I work from for a successful conflict resolution is that the involved parties have come to an agreement about their future behaviors and interactions with regard to each other that ends, or resolves, the conflict. The cost of the agreement can be measured in terms of the financial, emotional, or physical effort implications of accepting the changed behavior. I often get asked if every conflict can be resolved.

Building Awareness ~ Lessons from a Dancing Bear

You're Not the Boss of Me

While operating from intuition alone can be a dangerous thing, there are times when those gut feelings serve a very useful purpose.

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Leading Beyond

Coaching Tip

In LEADING BEYOND THE EGO by John Knights, Danielle Grant, and Greg Young show how intellectual, emotional, and spiritual intelligence can be combined to create "transpersonal leadership." Transpersonal leaders operate beyond their egos. They are radical, ethical, and authentic, while emotionally intelligent and caring. . "To Transpersonal leaders are able to: Embed authentic, ethical, and emotionally intelligent behaviors into the DNA of the organization.

Is Your Culture Anchored in Strengths or Weaknesses?

The Practical Leader

Research ranging from engagement surveys, customer satisfaction, team effectiveness, Emotional Intelligence, to Positive Psychology proves it. Most organizations we’re working with today have declared a set of values.

Flexibility: Stretching Traditional Notions of Work

Lead Change Blog

Fritz Associate Curator at GeneralLeadership.com Matthew T Fritz is a leader and mentor in the field of complex organizational change, emotional intelligence, and organization strategy.

Failed Culture Change Causes Failed IT Projects

The Practical Leader

This leads to sizeable cost overruns, missed deadlines, disrupted operations, unhappy customers, and stressed out employees. Many organizations are implementing significant overhauls of their IT systems. But many of these projects are poorly implemented.

Developing The CEO Within You.

Rich Gee Group

Based upon many hours of advisory with C-Level clients, here are the two major tenets that bubble to the top: IQ – Intelligence Quotient (or Tactical Intelligence). Operational – Know how the organization works inside and out. EQ – Emotional Quotient (or Emotional Intelligence).

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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.

Why do smart people do dumb things?

Coaching Tip

A growing body of evidence shows that the ability to be smarter with ones feelings is tied to improved leadership, effectiveness, relationships, decision-making health and well-being; all of which help higher emotional intelligence (EQ) leaders create greater economic and societal value. “EQ

Working with People Who Aren’t Self-Aware

Harvard Business Review

At the office, we don’t have to look far to find unaware colleagues — people who, despite past successes, solid qualifications, or irrefutable intelligence, display a complete lack of insight into how they are coming across. Sven Krobot/EyeEm/Getty Images.

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

Emotionally, it usually takes the form of fear. This same phenomenon operates not just individually, but also organizationally. This requires understanding and exploring the complex factors, both cognitive and emotional, that drive their behavior. amriphoto/Getty Images.

The IFB Leadership Model

Great Leadership By Dan

Trust building requires mastery of integrity, emotional intelligence, and your “we” disposition. Balance Continuously : When transforming your organization into one that operates on the principle of change as a constant, integral part of doing business, balancing activities must be ongoing. She is also a Preferred Partner at Six Seconds , the largest emotional intelligence network in the world.

In 100 Words or Less: Getting the Best Results

Management is a Journey

–Thomas Huxley A mistake some leaders and operational managers make is focusing on the messenger, not the message. Savvy business professionals continually use emotional intelligence to keep their focus on what is being said, not on who is saying it.

What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It)

Harvard Business Review

In fact, this pattern existed for 19 out of the 20 competencies the researchers measured, including emotional self-awareness, accurate self-assessment, empathy, trustworthiness, and leadership performance. ” We ask this when trying to understand our emotions ( Why do I like employee A so much more than employee B? ), or our behavior ( Why did I fly off the handle with that employee? ), or our attitudes ( Why am I so against this deal? ). Archi Trujillo/Getty Images.

The First Step in Self-Awareness Isn’t You

Leading Blog

The self absorbed leader struggles with self-awareness and emotional intelligence because self-awareness is about how we are perceived by others. An inward focus dooms us to operate from a place of weakness—never able to see what is holding us back. Of Related Interest: 12 Keys to Greater Self-Awareness Emotional Intelligence: Self-Awareness. Ironically, the more self absorbed we are, the less self-aware we are.

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

Harvard Business Review

John Paul Getty installed a coin-operated pay phone in his villa to avoid subsidizing his guests’ phone calls; at the time, he was the richest man in the world. But it does require a minimum of self-awareness, emotional reckoning, and work that likely goes against the grain. But in reality, their resistance to such feedback is subtle but noticeable, fueled as much by personal emotions as by the very real need to project confidence as a leader. 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. For example, the original Google car found it hard to compute the context within which it was operating. Emotional competence. Yet, as the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio noted in Descarte’s Error , our option set may be shaped by rationality, but it is emotion that binds us to action.

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. I now know that any initial anxiety is just a reaction, one that will dissipate as I begin to operate in it. joshua sortino/Unsplash.

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

Harvard Business Review

Next, “lean in to your emotional self-control and willpower,” McKee says. There are two types of empathy : cognitive empathy , the ability to understand another person’s perspective, and emotional empathy , the ability to feel what someone else feels. ” To muster emotional empathy for that colleague, “find something in them to care about,” McKee says. ” Emotional intelligence Collaboration Conflict Digital Article

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People

Harvard Business Review

But research suggests that people with low EQ, as emotional intelligence is often called, may not realize what important skills they lack. They are often fighting inner demons and riddled with existential angst – the academic euphemism for this is emotional labor.

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Being a Good Boss in Dark Times

Harvard Business Review

Mass shootings, suicide bombers, assassinations — the emotions such events bring up are strong, even if our personal connection to the events themselves is not. Bring your emotions to work. Some people believe that emotions should be left at home.

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The Top Complaints from Employees About Their Leaders

Harvard Business Review

In the survey, employees called out the kind of management offenses that point to a striking lack of emotional intelligence among business leaders, including micromanaging, bullying, narcissism, indecisiveness, and more. Leadership Emotional intelligence Communication

Your Employees’ Emotions Are Clues to What Motivates Them

Harvard Business Review

One goal of developing emotional intelligence is to better understand the people around you. Emotions can reveal information that people can’t directly tell you, because they arise from the operation of the motivational system. Emotional intelligence Psychology

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To Make a Team More Effective, Find Their Commonalities

Harvard Business Review

Research from Google’s people operations department — its term for human resources — confirms the importance of these two qualities. Emotional Intelligence. 3 Ways to Better Understand Your Emotions. Leading teams Emotional intelligence Collaboration Digital ArticleTeams, not individuals, are the future of work.

Don’t Let Shame Become a Self-Destructive Spiral

Harvard Business Review

Steven, the VP operations of a media company, was asked to present on the organization’s digital transformation program to its top 100 executives during an annual strategy retreat. The complex set of emotions that Steven was feeling have a simple name: shame. As people rarely talk about shame experiences, shame is a difficult emotion to detect, especially as it comes in so many disguises. Stress Emotional intelligence Managing yourself Digital Article