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Leadership Is About Emotion

Leadership Is About Emotion | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

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

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

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

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Leading in an Age of Decreased Face-to-face Communication - Forbes

Leading in an Age of Decreased Face-to-face Communication - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Make sure your actions match your words and that your words match your fundamental beliefs. The ability to lead from any chair from anywhere comes with a whole new set of possibilities and risks.

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: The Twelve Absolutes of Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Gary Burnison considers leadership to be a privilege. Most people like the idea of leadership but few count the cost. He says, “To lead is to be all in, transparent and accessible, calm in the face of upset and even crisis, and always mindful that you are a steward of something bigger than yourself.”


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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.