Successful companies require well-trained, motivated employees that believe in the business’ mission and are committed to fulfilling it. Good leaders are tuned into their employees’ emotions and know what it takes to motivate them.
Our favorite resources this week all deal with the qualities good leaders need to develop engaged employees. How many do you find yourself having?
If you don’t know how your people are feeling, you’ll have a far harder time resolving conflicts or changing strategy. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Transparency isn’t so easy to avoid anymore. Leaders have to respect the importance of communicating challenges and being honest. It’s how teams are built and relationships formed.
The humble leader is the leader who isn’t afraid of seeming unworthy, who is confident in his or her abilities but accepts when employees speak up. Remember: leadership isn’t domination, and mistakes aren’t admissions of defeat.
Executive coach and leadership expert Joanne Rogovin explains what it means to have emotional intelligence as a leader and why asking for help shouldn’t just be a necessary evil, but a welcome one.