Great leaders create a container, a context, a playground where their people reach higher and dig deeper. They form a gut-level connection with their people, with authenticity and passion, they create trust and drive — they are “people people” because their job is leading others, not “doing tasks.”  

breakthrough leadership with emotional intelligenceThis requires a remarkable blend of insight into what drives people (and themselves) and a robust set of tools for creating the right emotional conditions for performance.

“Everyone knows” that leadership is about influence, which requires building relationships.  “Everyone knows” that enrolling people in vision is central.  “Everyone knows” that feedback is invaluable.  So why doesn’t everyone do these things?

It’s not enough to know.  We need to engage the emotional side of the brain, and get it working together with the rational side.  There are thousands of leadership programs focused on the external behavior of leaders. Using emotional intelligence is about focusing on what’s inside — the core capabilities that allow people to build a climate and culture that supports exceptional leadership.

 

Recent Articles on Emotional Intelligence Business & Leadership:

Case Study: EQ to Revitalize Leadership at Vega Energy (11/6/2018) by Joshua Freedman - After a vibrant startup, how can a company to move to the next level? Learn more in Vega Case Study
Engaging for Performance: New Journal Article on Improving Leadership (7/13/2018) by Paul Stillman - What if 73% of a company's leaders became more effective by growing emotional intelligence? A newly published, a compelling case for best-practices in how to grow leadership
Lessons from Patagonia (5/15/2018) by Paul Stillman - What lessons can we learn from a pioneering company to build community and good business?  Here are six insights from Patagonia's journey to create alignment and commitment to a shared purpose.
How to Lead People in a VUCA World: Lessons from Siemens Healthineers (4/25/2018) by Paul Stillman - How did an EQ intervention create a 139% increase in the number of highly engaged managers and a 46% increase in engagement scores overall in a (VUCA) context?
emotional intelligence in the workplace Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace: Taking the Risk to Talk Emotions In Tech (4/23/2018) by Michael Miller - Tombola is no stranger to versatility. And their latest move - to invest in emotional intelligence in the workplace - shows they are on the cutting edge once again.
Case Study Connected Leadership: Engaging for Performance (1/17/2018) by Paul Stillman - Case Study: Developing leadership to improve relationships and accelerate change is a key goal in many organizations, so what's the secret that helped 73% of leaders in this global tech company measurably improve?
CareerLink Case Study: Introducing a new organisational culture (12/21/2017) by Paul Stillman - Case Study to introduce a new organisational culture with comprehensive training driven by individual assessment data and insight generates positive results
Enhancing Wellbeing in Business: How UBalancer Solutions Supports Leaders in Volatile Times (11/8/2017) by Rachel Goodman - Can coaching help leaders foster wellbeing with employees in times of stress and rapid change?
Three Key Strategies from Stephen MR Covey to Build Trust & Create Wellbeing (10/31/2017) by Joshua Freedman - Trust is essential to wellbeing, but trust is declining. Stephen MR Covey, bestselling author of Speed of Trust, offers three powerful strategies for leaders, and everyone, to reverse this trend.
New research: 22x more likely to be high performing (10/16/2017) by Joshua Freedman - What happens when organizations prioritize emotional intelligence development? New research shows a remarkable effect.

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