The Key Behaviours That Make Great Leaders

Posted in : HR Updates on 2 December 2015
Paul Fieldhouse
Hyperion Growth

In the last article from Hyperion Growth we gave you an overview on leadership IQ and EQ. In this article we will look at 10 leadership behaviours from an EQ perspective...


Self Knowing

Emotionally intelligent leaders are aware of their emotional experience.They have the capacity to recognize how their feelings and emotions impact on their personal opinions, attitudes and judgements.

Self-Confidence

Emotionally intelligent leaders accept and respect themselves. They are confident in their skills, abilities and judgements and possess the emotional resources necessary to maintain motivation and achieve challenging goals.

Self-Reliance

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.

Self-Actualization

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.

Straightforwardness

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.

Relationship skills

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.

Empathy

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.

Self-Control

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. 

Adaptability

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.

Optimism

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.

This article is correct at 18/12/2015
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Paul Fieldhouse
Hyperion Growth

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