The Forbes online site has a great article titled Leadership Is About Emotion. It does not matter where your leadership role is, at work, home or in an organization this article touches on eight attributes that make leaders stand high above the rest.
In the article, the author asks you make a list of the 5 leaders you admire most. She then asks you why you admire them? Chances are very high the reason is that 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.”
Below are the 8 attributes that are expounded on in the article.
1. Emotional intelligence.
2. Continuous learning.
4. Letting go.
6. Kindness and respect.
8. Partnering with your people.
“To lead people, walk behind them.” – Lao Tzu