Anyone looking to be extraordinary in this changing world can no longer afford the tough, angry, brittle facade of fear-based leadership.
Gone are the days when the metric for success is based on the dollar amount in your bank, the achievements won, or the accolades collected. While these are fabulous measures of performance and results, for longer-term sustainability, the foundation of success is built on character. As leaders, entrepreneurs, and business owners, learning to lead with character is imperative.
Establishing your essence in developing characteristics grounded in emotional intelligence is drastically shaping the way we look at the new era of success. It begins with self-awareness, the ability to grow and understand how you operate in the given context of the workplace, your team, or more simply your strengths and shortcomings. When you are more aware and accept the variations and uniqueness, your navigation through problem-solving and making better decisions comes with ease. You are readily able to understand perspectives and appreciate the ones you may not typically jibe with.
Lastly, you can commit to taking action: Whether it's expanding your ideas, innovating the company, or planning the next step in your career trajectory, this falls into place with profound focus and clarity.
Here are seven essential traits that shape sound emotional leadership: