Insights Into Being a Great Leader

Insights Into Being a Great Leader

IQ and technical skills are important, but the most effective leaders in today’s world are 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 mainly as “threshold capabilities”; that is, they are the entry-level requirements for executive positions. But 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.

The relationship between emotional intelligence and effective performance, especially in leaders is directly related taking each of the components of emotional intelligence—self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill
Most large companies today have employed trained psychologists to develop what are known as “competency models” to aid them in identifying, training, and promoting likely stars in the leadership firmament.

 

Read more at here