Emotional Intelligence Leadership Competencies Part 4: Relationship Management
So far in this series, we have examined the power of:
- Social awareness
Inspiration: Leaders who inspire others move people to action with a compelling vision or shared mission. They offer an inspiring purpose to work beyond the day-to-day tasks, making work exciting.
Influence: Leaders adept in influence are persuasive and engaging when they communicate one-on-one or are addressing a group. They build trust and respect, while taking interest in career discussions and modeling excellence.
Developing Others: Leaders who are adept at cultivating people’s abilities and personal confidence provide opportunities to grow and develop their giftings. These leaders provide constructive feed-forward advice and are natural coaches and mentors.
Change Catalyst: Leaders who can catalyze change are able to anticipate change, challenge the status quo, and champion a new vision, direction, and goal.
Conflict Management: Leaders who manage conflict best are able to draw out the best in all parties and understand different perspectives in finding common ground. They can redirect conflict and energy towards a shared ideal.
Teamwork and Collaboration: Leaders who are able to generate an atmosphere of friendliness, positivity, and models of respect, helpfulness, and cooperation draw others with their words of positivity and enthusiasm. They create a spirit of winning and an identity of greatness.
Assess how you would rate yourself using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being low, 5 being high):
- Developing Others:
- Change Catalyst:
- Conflict Management:
- Teamwork and Collaboration:
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