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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Coaching Leaders |

Make a list of the 5 leaders you most admire. They can be from business, social media, politics, technology, the sciences, any field. Now ask yourself why you admire them. The chances are high that your admiration is based on more than their accomplishments, impressive as those may be. I’ll bet that everyone on your list reaches you on an emotional level.


This ability to reach people in a way that transcends the intellectual and rational is the mark of a great leader. They all have it. They inspire us. It’s a simple as that. And when we’re inspired we tap into our best selves and deliver amazing work.


So, can this ability to touch and inspire people be learned? No and yes. The truth is that not everyone can lead, and there is no substitute for natural talent. Honestly, I’m more convinced of this now – I’m in reality about the world of work and employee engagement. But for those who fall somewhat short of being a natural born star (which is pretty much MANY of us), leadership skills can be acquired, honed and perfected. And when this happens your chances of engaging your talent increases from the time they walk into your culture.


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David Hain's insight:

Harnessing the power of emotions - the strongest leadership attribute? I think that's probably right...

Cameron Larsuel's curator insight, October 17, 2016 6:27 PM

Leadership is emotion, leadership is energy, leadership is you.

Matthias von Wnuk-Lipinski's curator insight, October 18, 2016 3:09 AM
Leadership and Emotion
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 18, 2016 4:39 AM

Leadership is a very important topic and often overlooked by companies. For those who speak the Spanish or Portuguese, more about leadership can be read in

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Humans Can't Be Empathetic And Logical At The Same Time

Humans Can't Be Empathetic And Logical At The Same Time | Coaching Leaders |

Brain scans find that the two modes are mutually exclusive. Logic and emotion tend to be considered as polar opposites.  When feelings go up, logic goes down, so we'd better understand our feelings, and the effects they have on our decisions, actions, behaviours and lives!

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Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.