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Emotional Intelligence: How to Develop These 3 Key Skills

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Emotional intelligence is an important asset for any endeavor that involves dealing with other people, which naturally includes leadership. Any leader can improve performance and effectiveness through enhancing this important trait by focusing on these three constituent qualities.

Awareness Of Self

The Validity of Self-Assessments

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Assessing the performance of senior management and training them to display thought leadership is a valuable tool to help a company reach its true potential. But surely leaders, especially those at the very top, are capable of doing this themselves, including carrying out self assessments? These are the very best people who have huge responsibility so it makes sense they would be about to carry out this important task without external assistance, right? It is tempting to think so, but in fact it is a huge mistake.

Independent Assessment Is Critically Important

What are the 5 Overall Traits of Effective Leaders

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The modern business world requires collaborative decision making and the success of that process depends on someone stepping up to lead. Let’s take a look at the five traits of effective leaders and how those attributes help an organization reach their goals.

1. Willingness to Take Risks

An effective leader must be able to acknowledge the risk of potential failure and then make a case that the reward will be worth it. In order to demonstrate leadership to your team you need to be the one who’s capable of making hard decisions and then seeing them through.

What are Relationship-Based Leadership Skills

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When considering their own leadership development, it’s easy to focus on task-oriented areas of growth. But effective leadership requires more than functional skills. Today’s leaders also need to be skilled at nurturing professional relationships. Where task-based leadership involves functional areas of performance like productivity, goal setting, and time management, relationship-oriented leadership is focused on building rapport with their co-workers, employees, clients, and business partners.

What Exactly Is A Leader? - Defining Leadership Qualities

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You often hear the expression 'that person is a born leader' but what are the leadership qualities that define a good leader, and can they be learned and honed? Certainly a leader has to be able to make decisions and issue orders, but true leadership goes much deeper. It's one thing to be able to speak up and tell someone what to do. But it's a whole different thing to be able to inspire them to want to do it and to effectively convey the importance of what everyone is working towards. Being a great leader benefits from, and in many ways requires, these three leadership qualities:

Evaluating Your Leadership Qualities: 3 Things to Remember

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Leaders have to deal with challenging dynamic environments which is often what makes being a leader so satisfying to those who seek the role out. Part and parcel of this is the need to constantly ascertain whether you are providing the best leadership you are capable of. Good leaders appreciate the need to take frequent stock of how well they are performing. Here are three things to remember when evaluating your leadership qualities.

Be Tough On Yourself

How Significantly Can One’s Emotional Intelligence Be Changed?

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A common misconception, even among CEOs and other top-level executives, is that emotional intelligence (EI) is a fixed trait. While it’s true that some individuals are naturally more self-aware and empathetic than others, the good news is that emotional intelligence can be improved with focused training and practice. What’s more, numerous studies suggest that boosting one’s emotional quotient, or EQ, can lead to quantifiable improvements not only in leadership skills, but in overall health and happiness.

Why You Need Leadership Team Development

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Are you taking the right approach to achieve your long-term goals? It all starts with giving your staff the tools and resources they need to succeed. Some leaders are born, but the vast majority learn skills on the job and slowly grow into their roles. With Envision Global Leadership’s leadership development program, you can effectively foster your team in the right direction, providing the context they need to build crucial skills.  

How Leadership Coaching Can Help You Succeed

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How confident are you in your current leadership structure? If your team isn’t actively working to become more cohesive and build toward a common goal, you could be setting your company back more than you know. That’s why Envision Global Leadership’s leadership coaching programs are so crucial for organizations looking to establish their long-term plans. Our team works closely with your own, sharing our coaching skills and engaging your staff with high-quality training programs designed to help you succeed.

What Are the Characteristics of a Global Leader?


We’ve already talked about broader leadership attributes, but how can those same qualities apply to someone whose network extends across the globe? Global leadership development is all about applying your skills to help everyone in your organization reach the highest level of performance, no matter where in the world you might be working. In this blog, we’ll go over the six commitments all great leaders show, how they tie in to the universal model of leadership, and how you can apply them to your own organization. 

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