What are Your Leadership Behaviours?Posted in : HR Updates on 27 March 2013
Paul Fieldhouse writes:
In this article we will look at an overview of the 10 leadership behaviours and an explanation of each beginning with:
Emotionally intelligent leaders are aware of their emotional experience and know what they are feeling most of the time. They have the capacity to recognize how their feelings and emotions impact on their personal opinions, attitudes and judgments.
Emotionally intelligent leaders accept and respect themselves and essentially like the people they are. They are confident in their skills, abilities and judgments and possess the emotional resources necessary to maintain motivation and achieve challenging goals.
Emotionally intelligent leaders have the power to be self-reliant in developing ideas and making significant decisions. They recognise that they are a complete and self-directed person and have the power and responsibility to choose between options and make decisions.
Emotionally intelligent leaders maintain an enthusiastic commitment to long-term goals. They have achieved an effective work/life balance and derive satisfaction from their accomplishments. They enjoy setting challenging personal and professional goals.
Emotionally intelligent leaders express their feelings and points of view openly in a straightforward way, while respecting the fact that others may hold a different opinion or expectation. They are comfortable challenging the views of others and give clear messages.
Emotionally intelligent leaders have the knack for establishing and maintaining mutually satisfying relationships characterised by positive expectations. They can gain the support and commitment of others and value working with others to achieve their goals.
Emotionally intelligent leaders have the capacity to understand other people’s feelings and thoughts. They listen well and take into account other people's feelings and circumstances before communicating their message or making a decision.
Emotionally intelligent leaders manage their emotions well and restrain their actions until they have time to think rationally. They are able to stay calm in stressful situations and maintain productivity without losing control. They make considered decisions and project a composed, reliable presence.
Emotionally intelligent leaders are able to adapt their thinking, feelings and actions in response to changing circumstances. Flexible leaders are tolerant of others and receptive to new ideas and consider different points of view. They are champions of change.
Emotionally intelligent leaders sense opportunities even in the face of adversity. They are resilient, can see the big picture and where they are going, and are able to focus on the possibilities of what can be achieved.
So, now we understand what the behaviours are in next month's article, we will begin to look at the question, “Can we improve or change our Leadership Behaviours?”
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