Decades of research have revealed that EI is the critical factor that sets star performers apart from the rest of the pack.
Daniel Goleman states there are five key attributes great leaders posses:
5. Social Skills
Last week we took a look at empathy and today we start exploring social skills.
Why do you think social skills are a vital component to leadership?
Socially skilled people:
1. Have a wide circle of acquaintances
2. Have a knack for finding common ground with people of all kinds
3. Have a knack for building report
Social skills are the culmination of the other dimensions of emotional intelligence.
Leaders who exhibit social skills are:
· Adept at managing teams (that’s their empathy at work)
· Excellent persuaders (this is a manifestation of self-awareness, self-regulation, & empathy combined)
· Effective change leaders
· Experts in building and leading teams
The result: a passion for their work spreads to others and they are driven to find solutions.
On a scale 1 to 10, 1 being low and 10 being the highest: How do you rate on your social skills?
No matter where you ranked, what are some ideas you can START doing today to improve your SOCIAL SKILLS?
We hope the last 5 weeks have been helpful in discovering more about Emotional Intelligence and how it can set you apart from your peers!
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