If your organization has competitive leaders, your company culture is likely to reflect that intensity. Who leaders are and how they behave is reflected and mirrored throughout the organization. This mirroring means leaders must be emotionally intelligent.
We found that leaders’ natural behavioral styles can influence which leadership approach they prefer to use, but that leaders with high adaptability and versatility adjust their approach when followers require a high degree of relationship support.
Walt Disney had some of the best people skills, emotional intelligence and communication skills of any leader in any field of endeavor. He set an example for all leaders and learning professionals to emulate.
The leadership mindset does not lend itself to preparedness in the ordinary world of lists and notes. Rather, it falls into its own realm of a mental preparedness needed to take on the risk of leading change.
Most of us have at least a passing familiarity with yin and yang. This philosophy recognizes two opposing forces, contradictory yet inseparable, which continuously vie with one another while perpetually seeking harmonious balance.
By understanding how your mind works, you can lead yourself effectively. By leading yourself effectively, you can lead others more effectively. And by leading others more effectively, you can lead your organization more effectively.