Several months ago, I encountered a setback in my business ventures. During a candid conversation with a leadership colleague, as I unraveled the details, I noticed his unwavering attention and genuine interest. To my surprise, later that evening, he reached out with an uplifting text message. Reflecting on his thoughtful gesture while sitting on my bed, I couldn’t help but appreciate his genuine concern, timely follow-up, and empathetic response.

Having explored self-awareness in our first week and delved into the significance of self-management last week, let’s now direct our attention to the crucial leadership competency of social awareness.

Select one area to improve in the next 30 days

Remember, emotional intelligence and social awareness can increase your leadership and reputation with your team and customers.

Part 4 is coming next week. We will look into relationship management.

Yours in Leadership,

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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.