Leadership is considered the greatest single influence on organisational performance, and consistent leadership considered the most important trait in a leader.
We firmly believe that leaders are made, not born, and also accept that some people are born with more natural talent than others. Leadership is an art and a skill that can be acquired and fine tuned.
Truly effective leaders can be distinguished by a high degree of Emotional Intelligence (EI).
Successful leadership is about leading yourself, leading others, and leading the organisation.
The five elements of EI are; self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills.
EI matters because leaders set the tone of their organisation.
Interpersonal skill is the competence you have facilitating interactions with others where social rules and relations are created.
These skills include verbal communication, non-verbal communication, listening skills, negotiation, problem solving, decision making and assertiveness.
Communication is also key. You know this. But do you know how to effectively communicate?
The value of a high performing team has long been recognised.
They don't happen by accident though.
Peak performance within teams is an emergent property that can be guided by great leadership.
As a leader, you have the ability to shape the team composition and team dynamics, share your vision and empower others to perform.