Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Summary:  Leadership is a “people business” and emotional intelligence is the missing link.  EQ helps leaders know themselves and use their own strengths — and work with and through people effectively.Key Points:The primary responsibilities of leadership are setting direction and enrolling people.  Emotions are central to both these activities:  Emotions MOVE people.
Leaders need self-awareness.  Emotional intelligence delivers.
In times of challenge, real leadership is required.  That means understanding how people really work.
Are leaders responsible for their employee’s performance? “…the communication skills and personal warmth of an employee’s supervisor are often crucial… the quality of the supervisor may be more important than the experience and individual attributes of the workers themselves.” Steve Lohr, The New York Times
Data:Lack of leadership identified as #1 obstacle to organizational success [1]Two biggest needs from leaders: Vision & feedback [1]
Companies implementing EQ earn 32% higher scores on leadership [1]
Restaurant managers with higher EQ create 34% greater annual profit growth, increased guest satisfaction, higher employee retention [2]
28% of variation in productivity can be predicted by presence of feedback – but only 7% of people receive frequent, useful feedback [2]
In one of McDonalds’ suppliers in Europe, almost half of managers’ performance (47%) is predicted just by emotional intelligence scores [3]
In a study with naval officers, emotional intelligence proved to be more powerful at predicting leadership efficacy than either IQ or managerial competence. [2]
Of the leaders with high emotional self-awareness, 92% created positive workplace climates [4]
After supervisors in a manufacturing plant received training in emotional competencies, lost-time accidents were reduced by 50%, formal grievances were reduced from an average of 15 per year to 3 per year, and the plant exceeded productivity goals by $250,000 [2]
Higher EQ scores predict higher performance in ethics. [2]

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