This article explores the concept of forgiveness in the context of leadership, and suggests that forgiveness is one of the keys that distinguish mediocre or ineffective leadership from the exceptional. Below, the authors analyse the forgiving personality through a psychodynamic lens, and discuss how truly transformational leaders use forgiveness to advance societies, organisations and individuals.
"Thoughtful cognitive neuroscientists such as Rex Jung, Darya Zabelina, Andreas Fink, John Kounios, Mark Beeman, Kalina Christoff, Oshin Vartanian, Jeremy Gray, Hikaru Takeuchi and others are on the forefront of investigating what actually happens in the brain during the creative process. And their findings are overturning conventional notions surrounding the neuroscience of creativity.
The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain. Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.
Instead, the entire creative process– from the initial burst of inspiration to the final polished product– consists of many interacting cognitive processes and emotions. Depending on the stage of the creative process, and what you’re actually attempting to create, different brain regions are recruited to handle the task."
Studies by Daniel Goleman, the author of several books in the areas of emotional and social intelligence, confirmed that a person’s IQ is only responsible for 10 to 20 percent of an individual’s career success.
Sílvia Montserrat's insight:
The Emotional Intelligence manages our feelings and led us to become better leaders in our relationships.
We all have things that are likely to get in our way of being effective and effectively leading. Being honest about what they are is essential to developing yourself as a leader. (RT @SusanMazza What Gets in the Way of Your Leadership Effectiveness?
Empathy is the ability to sense and understand the feelings of others. When you understand others’ frustrations, their needs, and the way they think, you increase your connection to them and you gain an understanding of many things that are important to your business.
Empathy allows us to gain competitive intelligence. By putting ourselves into the shoes of customers and listening to what they feel, we begin to gain an understanding of how to design products and services that better meet their needs.
There is a development process in becoming a better coach or learning how to motivate others to learn and change. As the coach develops his/her perspective and skill, he/she moves from a focus on the problem to a focus on the process (the interactions with the other person) and then to a focus on the person.
““Emotional Intelligence” Gains Traction New Haven Independent Yale has launched a new Center for Emotional Intelligence with a goal to help 300,000 kids in Connecticut—including, after years of working with children around the globe, some of the...”
Feeling positive and hopeful; thinking about the future, dreams, and possibilites: being optimistic, focusing on one's strengths; excited about trying something new, experimenting; and being in resonant relationships.
Effective or resonant leadership relationships typically involve the experience of hope, compassion and mindfulness. Resonant leaders care about oters, beyond empathy or understanding, they deeply care.