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Do you have the emotional intelligence to be an outstanding leader?

by , 20 June 2014
What's the difference between management and leadership? This is a question a lot of managers ask.

But how do you take the first step from just being a manager to an exceptional leader? By making sure you have emotional intelligence, which is the key attribute to outstanding leadership.

Use this checklist to see if you have the key attributes of a high EQ leader.


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Use this checklist to see if you have the key attributes of a high EQ leader.

If you can tick yes to all the key attributes on this checklist. You're already on your way to finding out if you have the EQ to be an outstanding leader.
  • Do you recognise how you affect the performance of your team? This makes you sensitive to how decisions you make will affect the team.
  • Do you speak openly about your emotions and visions for you team? By sharing your vision, provide clear goals and objectives for your team
  • Do you know what your strengths and shortcomings are? Keep humble and grounded and you will inspire respect.
  • Do you actively try improve on your shortcomings and are you open to criticism and feedback? This will keep the lines of communication open and promote a productive atmosphere.
  • Do you demonstrate self-confidence even in accepting difficult assignments? This in turn will give confidence to your team.
Turn to P03: Performance and Leadership in The Practical Guide to Human Resources Management for three more checklists on key attributes of a high EQ leader. Still not a subscriber? Click here to find out more...


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