I read an article recently on the Forbes site titled Leadership Is About Emotion. Whether you are in a leadership role at work, home or in an organization this article touches on 8 attributes that make a leader shine.
The author asks that you make a list of the 5 leaders that you admire most. These leaders do not have to be just in the workplace. She then asks you why you admire them? Chances are very high the reason is because they touched you on an emotional level.
“The ability to reach people in a way that transcends the intellectual and rational is the mark of a great leader. They all have it. They inspire us. It is as simple as that. And when we are inspired we tap into our best selves and deliver amazing work.”
What I really liked about this article was that it gives the tools that are needed to reach this level of leadership and what the attributes are.
1. Emotional intelligence.
2. Continuous learning.
4. Letting go.
6. Kindness and respect.
8. Partnering with your people.
If you don’t have time to read the article right now, download it for another day. It really has a lot of great leadership information and after all great leaders are constantly seeking to learn and better themselves.
Have a great Monday!