“The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.”
People become leaders for many reasons: they are promoted, they are hired, and they are created through succession programs. Being chosen to be the leader of a corporation or management team does not guarantee success. The skills of being an effective leader may be very different from the skills and talents for which you were originally hired. Research in 15 Global Companies shows 90% of success in leadership was attributed to emotional intelligence.
Are you an effective leader? Answer the questions below:
Empathy – Do you understand what motivates other people, even those from different backgrounds? Are you sensitive to other’s needs?
Attunement – Do you listen attentively and think about how others feel? Are you attuned to others moods?
Organizational Awareness – Do your appreciate the culture and values of the group or organization? Do you understand social networks and know their unspoken norms?
Influence – Do you persuade others by engaging them in discussion and appealing to their self-interests? Do you get support from key people?
Developing Others – Do you coach and mentor others with compassion and personally invest time and energy in mentoring? Do you provide feedback that people find helpful for their professional development?
Inspiration – Do you articulate a compelling vision, build group pride, and foster a positive emotional tone? Do you lead by bringing out the best in people?
Teamwork – Do you solicit input from everyone on the team? Do you support all team members and encourage cooperation?
(D. Goleman & R. Boyatzis, HBR, 2008).
As your coach, I will work with you in developing, maintaining and enhancing your knowledge, skills and abilities to become a more effective leader. I look forward to working with you.