Did you know: Emotional Intelligence provides the skills needed for leaders/executives to not only get to the top, but stay there.
Daniel Goleman states there are five key attributes great leaders posses:
5. Social Skills
Last week we took a look at self-regulation and today we start exploring motivation.
Why do you think motivation plays a vital role in leadership?
People who have high motivation are driven to achieve beyond expectations not only for themselves but also for others. These individuals are the performance bar setters. Driven by the desire to achieve for the sake of achievement, these leaders are intrinsically motivated and not just driven by external factors.
Key signs to help you identify people who are motivated by the desire to achieve:
· The passion for the work itself
· Unflagging energy to do things better
· Persistent questions about why things are done the way they are
· Continuously raising the performance bar
· Constantly being asked to be “stretched” by their superiors
· Always tracking their progress
· Remaining optimistic even when the score is against them
· Commitment to the organization
It’s not hard to see the direct correlation between how motivation translates into strong leadership.
Here are some ways to raise the bar:
· Seek out creative challenges
· Be restless with the status quo
· Be eager to explore new approaches
· Keep score
· Recognize your limits
· Drive to surpass goals
· STAY OPTIMISIC!
On a scale 1 to 10, 1 being low and 10 being the highest: How do you rate on motivation?
No matter where you ranked, what are some ideas can you START doing today to improve your motivation?
Next week we explore EMPATHY!
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