Three Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence and Impactful Leadership
As I sat with a leadership executive, I held a fresh 360° Leadership Listening Tour folder in hand. I could sense he was anxious to read and review the feedback received from his peers, colleagues, supervisors, and team members regarding his leadership and influence.
- What are his strengths as a leader?
- What does he do well?
- What are his potential liabilities and blind spots?
The 360° Leadership Listening Tour is made up of eighteen leadership core competencies, three open-ended questions to provide actionable advice and feedback, and one primary focus to improve the individuals impact, influence, and inspiration. Participants rate each core competency on a scale of 1-5.
My client was moved with emotion upon hearing his 360° feedback/results and eagerly embraced our mutual “personal development plan” with stated goals and time frames with accountable deadlines.
Here are three ways to increase your emotional intelligence:
1. Seek out a Leadership 360° and receive actionable feedback
Note: We, at Leadership Quest, take pride and great passion in our 360° and are happy to send you information regarding it. This can be virtually sent and activated with your customized plan.
2. Practice the following with every person, everyday:
- Increased mindfulness and personal presence
- Model servant leadership that models “people first” attitudes
- Resist jumping to judgement—breath
3. Practice L.E.E
Listen first, Encourage second, and Empower third!
Remember what leadership pioneer, Pete Drucker said, “You cannot manage other people unless you manage yourself first.”
Here’s to your increase emotional intelligence!
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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.