Dr. Jeff Evans is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and leadership consultant. He is a recognized authority in the field of organizational change, leadership development, and emotional intelligence.
5 Real Life Benefits of Developing Your Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 08:35
Emotional Intelligence (EI) refers to the capacity to understand and manage your feelings and emotions as well as tune into the emotions of other people and comprehend their behavior to make personal decisions that attain positive results while managing your interactions successfully. Emotional intelligence affects the quality of your life since it influences your behavior and relationships, and it enables you to live your life with purpose, intention and autonomy.
A Short Summary Of What A Leadership Team Assessment Entails
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 08:50
All companies from small or mid-sized businesses to large organizations need competent leadership at all levels of management. However, good leadership transcends merely formulating sound policies and plans of actions; instead, it requires one to have the ability to lead, motivate and inspire. Ergo, the ability to identify suitable leaders is essential to the success of any organization.
Does your leadership team have the leadership skills and behaviors needed to achieve your organizational vision? Or are they holding you back? LeaderScape™ is a leadership assessment method that evaluates the current state of leadership skills in your organization. The assessment examines individual leaders as part of a greater whole. Our multi-rater system draws from all levels in your organization; the results show a comprehensive picture of the current state of leadership in your firm.
Emotional Intelligence: How to Develop These 3 Key Skills
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 09:50
Every professional who wishes to scale the corporate ladder to the highest rung needs to have the ability of understanding, managing and expressing his or her emotions, as well as the emotions of others. You have probably come across people who are good listeners and always seem to have the right words, and they know how to express those words in a way that is not offensive. That is a foundation of emotional intelligence (EI).
At least as early as the 1990s, leaders of organizations were being analyzed for strengths and weaknesses not through the traditional lens of profit and loss but with new tools of psychology, including an appreciation for emotional intelligence, a systematic review of “soft skills,” and insights into their awareness of multiple intelligences. This leadership team assessment has grown and developed over the decades to produce ever-more reliable results. Assessments can now be validated to increase reliability and validity, and outcomes can be better predicted.
Humility is powerful. We speak of humility, not humiliation, to be very clear, as humility can keep all the stakeholders in a company focused on the organization’s common goals. Gaining that humility does not deprive anyone of rightful pride in achievement. Getting a lesson in humility can begin with a willingness to hear truth to power—to solicit honest opinions from customers, and team members. The lensing of leadership team assessment invites those opinions and focuses your organization. How do leading companies use this valuable tool?
One of the key roles of an enterprise leader is to “set the agenda” of the organization. This term has become widely used to imply meeting management, and a formal listing of what needs to be done. In this case, we use it in the more traditional form, relating to a personal motivation. This is a key element of establishing an influence based leadership model. Here are five key areas to using this effectively.
One thing is very clear to anyone who has done this work. The bigger implications of global leadership lie in the cross-cultural nature of the work. We deal with people who have significantly different filters of the world. Due to the inherent nature of perception, the world that they see has many different aspects. Remember that we work with people who speak different languages (meaning there is a different representational system of the world), pray to different gods, and have different economic value systems. These are just some of the big ones.
Cross cultural leadership in today's business world can be challenging at times, with the many cultural gaps that are present. It can be difficult to communicate with another culture, let alone properly lead. The core of cross cultural leadership depends not only on understanding other cultures and traditions, but also how to adapt your leadership role to these cultures.