Emotional Intelligence and Leadership March 2011. Presented by: Susan Wilkes, Ph.D. Wilkes Consulting, LLC. Course Goals:. For students to: Solidify their knowledge of the basic concepts of emotional intelligence; Examine their own style and level of emotional intelligence as a leader;
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Presented by:Susan Wilkes, Ph.D.Wilkes Consulting, LLC
For students to:
Goleman writes: “He was attuned to people’s feelings and moved them in a positive direction. Speaking authentically from his own values and resonating with the emotions of those around him, he hit just the right chords with his message, leaving people feeling uplifted and inspired even in a difficult moment. When a leader triggers resonance, you can read it in people’s eyes: They’re engaged and they light up.”
Identifying and articulating your “ideal self,” a vision for who you might be, is an important step. Please write a few sentences about the person you would like to be, especially in regards to your level of emotional intelligence.
Goal: Express more warmth during times of disagreement or differing perspectives
Goal: Convey more of a sense of vision when working on collaborative projects
Please take a few minutes to complete the next section of the “Becoming a Resonant Leadership” worksheet. Write down about 2 goals and some action steps you might take.
Get with about two other people. Share your general goals and solicit their ideas for one or two practical action steps for each goal. Please work at a brisk pace and avoid the phrase “yes, but.”
Please stand up at your chair and make sure you can hold your arms out without whacking your classmate.
Benefits of sharing your goals with select others:
Who can help?
Please take a few minutes to complete the last two sections of the worksheet.
Please return in 15 minutes.
“New research suggests that the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles—each in the right measure, at just the right time. Such flexibility is tough to put into action, but it pays off in performance. And better yet, it can be learned.”
What benefits and drawbacks can you predict with this style of leadership?
Take a moment to jot down one of each.
Think of an example of a pacesetting leader you have seen in action.
What worked? What did not?
What were the characteristics of the situation that influenced the effectiveness of this style?
For you personally, which of these “requirements” come easily?
Which are more difficult?