Why you must lead with emotional intelligence; Uniqueness.
- August 8, 2018
- Posted by: dataadmin
- Category: Latest Updates
Without emotional intelligence, a leader and his leadership lack authenticity. They are not always stable in approach or general narrative.
When a leader is emotionally intelligent, she leads from a point of security and control. She understands herself and team, thereby plugging into narratives or concepts that promote their unique.
Emotional intelligence avails a leader and her leadership with uniqueness of value, uniqueness of style and stability amidst inconsistencies. This gives the team crystal clear approach and guild to achieve their goals and also sets them apart from contemporaries.
When a leadership is void of emotional intelligence, it spends unnecessary energy, time and resources trying out almost everything that may not tally with their uniqueness. They would most time rely on trends to the detriment of authentic foundation and roadmap.
Trends are not bad, but they don’t last. But with an emotionally intelligent leader, trends can be harnessed as a tool for progress but not misunderstood for core narratives.
By stability, we do not mean a leader should discount flexibility (which on its own is vital approach of emotional intelligence), or openness to change, rather emotional intelligence arms a leader with secured knowledge of his (and the team’s) uniqueness or nature and thereby exist or operate from that truth in which every innovation, change, trend or approach should align to their core. As part of that, the leader must be strong enough to hold true to them, without losing touch with reality.
On personal basis, knowing one’s self and acting from that truth unlocks trust, attraction, and traction from people to a leader. When a leader is not emotionally intelligent to recognize and promote his cores, his leadership loses grip on the team. To positively enhance control in the team, a leader must come from a point of secured self and lead from the stance of the team’s authenticity.
“A leader must not try out everything good, but everything that fits good.” Bon Jedidaih.
This implies that by being emotionally intelligent, a leader must recognize their values and establish their relevance by making them the central theme upon which any or every other narrative operates from. This gives the leader control, composes the team and distinguishes the brand.
When a leadership lacks emotional intelligence, it loses its flavor because it tends to hinge on anything to draw its definition and security. It becomes loyal to trends and fades in relevance. The place of leading with emotional intelligence brings into conscious reality the beauty of identity.
One’s unique identity is her critical success and relevance factor, which when infused into leadership via emotional intelligence does not only promote the leader but promotes leadership whereby the individual uniqueness of the team members are effectively wielded to the general advantage of the entire team.