Who are the leaders we pick to support organisations grow and develop? What skills do they have that make them ideal people, people?

Often they are great technically, have a great attitude and get stuff done, but often they have not been given the tools to lead a team or how to manage people. How can you provide them with this training? Where do you go to get their leadership tool box kitted out? Find out more below and how you might be able to step in and give your leaders the support they need…   

Improving emotional intelligence can significantly enhance the performance of leaders. Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to understand, manage, and express emotions effectively, both in oneself and in others. Here’s how developing emotional intelligence can contribute to becoming a high-performing leader:

1. Self-awareness:

Emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness, which involves recognizing and understanding one’s own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, values, and triggers. High-performing leaders who are self-aware can better understand how their emotions impact their behavior and decision-making. They are more attuned to their strengths and weaknesses, allowing them to leverage their strengths and work on areas that need improvement.

2. Self-regulation:

Leaders with strong emotional intelligence have the ability to manage and regulate their emotions effectively. They can control impulsive reactions, remain calm under pressure, and think rationally in challenging situations. This self-regulation helps them make better decisions, maintain composure during conflicts, and create a positive work environment.

3. Empathy:

Emotional intelligence involves being empathetic towards others, which means understanding and sharing the feelings and perspectives of others. High-performing leaders who possess empathy can connect with their team members, understand their concerns, and provide the necessary support. This fosters stronger relationships, trust, and collaboration within the team.

4. Effective communication:

Leaders with developed emotional intelligence excel in communication. They can convey their thoughts and ideas clearly, listen actively to others, and adapt their communication style based on the needs of their team members. This skill enables them to build strong relationships, resolve conflicts, and motivate their teams effectively.

5. Relationship management:

Emotional intelligence plays a crucial role in managing relationships and influencing others. Leaders with strong emotional intelligence can navigate social dynamics, build rapport with their team, and inspire them to perform at their best. They are skilled in resolving conflicts, providing constructive feedback, and creating a positive work environment where individuals feel valued and motivated.

6. Adaptability and resilience:

High-performing leaders need to be adaptable and resilient in the face of change and adversity. Emotional intelligence helps leaders embrace change, manage stress, and bounce back from setbacks. They are open to new ideas, flexible in their approach, and inspire their teams to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing business environment.

By developing emotional intelligence, leaders can cultivate a positive and inclusive work culture, build stronger relationships, make informed decisions, and effectively lead and inspire their teams. This combination of self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, communication skills, and relationship management contributes to high performance and successful leadership.

Advantage Business utilises the Reach Ecosystem to support individuals, teams and organisations to unlock their potential. Contact us today to find out how accessible Reach is to your leaders.