This blog “Can you really Improve your emotional Intelligence?” (link here) from Harvard Business Review shows that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) can be improved with conscious effort and a desire on behalf of the leader. Self awareness is a big part of leadership and the best leaders (in my experience) are those who are situationally aware. They are aware of others, what is happening in their world, of their impact on others and they are constantly developing new tools to handle different situations.
I have been doing quite a bit of personal development in this area as I look to improve how I lead my team and also work with other CEO’s to develop their awareness and EQ. I have recently focused on team feedback, my EDISC profile, my HOGAN profile and will complete a 360 feedback profile over the coming weeks. Leadership is a journey and if you are not constantly looking at how to get better as a leader, how to influence and how grow as a person then you will get the same results you have always got!
How do you constantly challenge yourself to get better as a leader?