Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, as well as recognize and influence the emotions of those around you.
As a leader, developing your emotional IQ is extremly important. We live in a global market with an influx of millennial employees. To be successful in leading your company, connecting with your employees and delivering on your vision, you need a strong emotional IQ.
Leaders who have Emotional IQ operate from a position of empathy. During the 7-day bootcamp, our team works 1-on-1 with you to explore and start you on the path to building our Emotional IQ.
Manage Stress Better
Most leaders frequently face stressful situations. Leaders who are low in emotional intelligence tend to act out in stressful situations because they’re not able to manage their own emotions. They may be prone to behaviors such as yelling, blaming, and being passive aggressive. This can create an even more stressful environment, where workers are always walking on eggshells trying to prevent the next outburst.
Not being emotionally intelligent can inhibit collaboration. When a leader doesn’t have a handle on his own emotions and reacts inappropriately, most of his employees tend to feel nervous about contributing their ideas, for fear of how the leader will respond.
Handle Conflict Better
A leader who lacks emotional intelligence doesn’t necessarily lash out at his/her employees. Not being emotionally intelligent can also mean an inability to address situations that could be fraught with emotion. Most leaders deal with conflict, and a leader who isn’t clued into others’ emotions may have a difficult time recognizing conflict and dealing effectively with its resolution.
Great leaders are aware of their own leadership style. For them, having awareness of how their style influences their team, makes these already great leaders, exceptional. Truly great leaders identify, understand and not only manage their own emotions, but are able to do that with others in a very empowering way. This is referred to as having emotional intelligence.
During our 7-day bootcamp, we will cover 10 ways to learn this very important skill.
Leaders possessing emotional intelligence are not afraid of the emotions of others.
Leaders who share their vision or strategy often with those around them, so everyone is on the same page, lead a more efficient workplace. Motivation comes from effective communication.
Clarity on strengths and weaknesses is important for any leader to recognize.
Knowing oneself and acting from that truth draws people to a leader.
Respect is not just about others; the emotionally intelligent leader practices self-respect.
Leading With Heart
Leaders who have passion show their emotions and vulnerability, and they connect with many employees on an emotional level, too.
Sense of Humor
If a leader is serious all the time, then it creates a very austere environment. An emotionally intelligent leader presents balance.
As a leader, there will be crisis and calm times when things are not moving forward.
Intuitive leaders make quick decisions based on a lifetime of accumulated wisdom and understanding.
Not all decisions are cut and dry, it’s about being able to deviate from the set course and look outside of the box for a different option.