What Makes a Leader?

This facilitated workshop is based on Psychologist Daniel Goleman's Harvard Business Review article. Goleman's research found that when asked to define the ideal leader, many would emphasize traits such as intelligence, toughness, determination, and vision—the qualities traditionally associated with leadership. However, Goleman determined that such skills and smarts are necessary but insufficient qualities for the leader. Often left off the list are softer, more personal qualities. Although a certain degree of analytical and technical skill is a minimum requirement for success, studies indicate that emotional intelligence may be the key attribute that distinguishes outstanding performers from those who are merely adequate.


Goleman first brought the term “emotional intelligence” to a wide audience with his 1995 book of the same name, and Goleman first applied the concept to business with this 1998 classic Harvard Business Review article. Goleman found that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence. Without it, a person can have first-class training, an incisive mind, and an endless supply of good ideas, but he or she still won’t be a great leader. 

 

Workshop Duration: 2.5-hours  - Email or call for pricing information.

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