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Thursday, May 26, 2011

On Leadershp: Goleman Post #2

What Makes a Leader by Daniel Goleman (originally published in the HBR, 1996). In this seminal article, Goleman notes that he reviewed over 188 leadership competency models, most of which were large and global companies, and extrapolated key elements of successful leaders. Called Emotional Intelligence (EI), Goleman’s model includes self awareness (knowing your strengths and weaknesses and their effect on others); self regulation (your ability to control your emotions); motivation (driven by the intrinsic value of achievement); empathy (considering others’ feelings when taking actions); and, social skills (managing multiple relationships). Finally, Goleman notes that the higher the position in leadership, the more, much more emotional intelligence matters.

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