Being a leader can be very rewarding, but it can also be a very lonely job. Everyone looks up to the leader for vision, direction, inspiration, drive, mentoring or coaching. A strong leader seldom gets honest and useful feedback at the workplace. With time the gaps between how leaders see themselves, and how others see them, grow bigger. These blind spots can be limiting your further growth as a leader.
What are the qualities of great leaders? How do they succeed in bringing out the best in us?
Leadership is a relationship between the leader and the people around him or her. Great leadership works through emotions and great leaders are able to establish that deep emotional connection with others called resonance. People with higher levels of emotional intelligence (those who can understand and manage their own and others’ emotions) are better leaders. They are better able to deal with stress, overcome obstacles, and inspire others to work toward common goals. They are better at managing conflict and build stronger teams. They are happier at work and have a more satisfying work-life balance.
The ability to understand the power of emotions in the workplace sets the best leaders apart from the rest. They are better not only at business results and the retention of talent, but also at achieving higher morale, motivation, and commitment.
Leadership coaching that is focused on improving your level of emotional intelligence is essential for you to grow as an authentic and inspiring leader.
Whether you are new to a leadership position or you are an experienced leader looking to grow further, if you want to:
- Be (more) emotionally self-aware and aware of other’s feelings and emotions
- Be (more) mindful of your feelings and emotions and how they affect your behaviour and those who work with you
- Manage your emotions and behaviour better
- Be confident, balanced and assertive in your communication
- Maintain your adaptability, optimism and resilience in difficult times
- Build empathy to understand people’s needs better, to meet those needs and to inspire others to act
- Become better at conflict management
- Be inspired and effective in developing others
- Be truly open for team work and collaboration
- Build a healthy balance between responsibilities-related stress and renewal to avoid burn-out and to maintain your productivity, open mind and vision
I can help you identify your development areas and we can work together towards acquiring the insights and building the skills, necessary to make you a successful leader, capable of inspiring others to give their best.