Leadership Skills and Emotional Intelligence
“Leadership is the lifting of a man’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a man’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a man’s personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter Drucker, the Father of Management
Business leaders today are confronted by unprecedented and volatile business environment. Increasingly, successful leaders rely on their intrinsic judgment to make decisions.
Effective leaders have acquired a unique set of skills and have developed behaviours that set them apart from others. Successful leaders inspire, create and motivate people. Being great communicators, they have the ability to create a vision and transfer it to those around them. While all good managers are not necessarily leaders, all successful leaders certainly know how to manage people.
STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP DRIVES BUSINESS SUCCESS
In today’s turbulent competitive marketplace, strategic thinking creates an unprecedented competitive advantage. Strategic leadership is a rare differentiator of business resilience as it maximises the return on strategic insight, drives leadership accountability for strategy execution, aligns cultural architecture with strategic intent and unleashes first mover opportunity to capture advantage.
Our Strategy program begins with the alignment of your leadership ability with your company’s strategy and an understanding of the type of leadership style(s) needed to execute a successful strategy for your business.
Conventional Leadership Approaches
Focus on the values, qualities and behavioural styles that make for good leadership under the assumption that these ultimately translate into high performance.
Tend to be quite generic and are often detached from what organisations stand for in the eyes of their customers and the market results their people are expected to achieve.
Focus mostly on the executive and senior levels of organisations.
Invest extra time for leadership practices added on to people’s regular work.
Our Advantex360 Leadership Approaches
Focus on what acts and activities leaders need to undertake to boost their teams’ motivation and business results, not on who leaders need to be.
Connect leaders’ actions closely to market realities by having the people who face market realities define what leadership practices hold them back and what leadership actions would enable them to thrive and best serve customers and other key stakeholders.
Distribute leadership across all three management levels because outstanding organisational performance often comes down to the motivation and actions of middle and frontline leaders who are in closer contact with the market.
Pursue high impact leadership acts and activities at low cost by focusing as much on what leaders need to eliminate and reduce in what they do as on what they need to raise and create.
One of the most important lessons to learn is how to measure yourself as a leader. To see how you are doing as a leader, look at your people.
“Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding.”
– Chinese Proverb
Over years and years of studies, it has been shown that Emotional Intelligence (EI) can in fact be more significant than the power of the cognitive brain that is usually measured by IQ. In other words, if you want to succeed you would be much better off working on your soft skills, empathy, communication skills, understanding others, etc.
Advantex360 teaches a series of proven techniques that help you make those tough decisions. These techniques include how to:
- Identify the main EI competencies and know how each area can contribute to your personality and interaction with others
- Recognise and understand your moods and emotions and their effect on others
- Manage and regulate your emotions to make sure they don’t disrupt your behaviour
- Control and guide your emotions so you can achieve more, boost yourself and vastly increase your productivity
- Establish rapport with others and improve the effectiveness of your communication
- Understand others’ feelings when interacting with them and become a trusted person in their network
- Understand others needs systematically and respond accordingly to get maximum results in your interactions with them
Our Advantex360 Program Includes:
- How to become more self-aware
- How to take advantage of the power of optimism
- How to manage your anger effectively
- How to motivate yourself
- How to have empathetic communication with others
- How to have effective group interactions
- How to listen positively
- The Six Human Needs
CEO’s are hired for their intellect and business expertise – and fired for a lack of emotional intelligence.