The core of a leader lies beneath many layers—experiences, assumptions, thoughts, and the stories they tell themselves. Leadership coaching allows people to get out of their own way so they can develop the emotional intelligence necessary to lead.
Organizations need leaders who:
Leadership is less about what you do and more about how you do it. Coaching will help you become the leader that you want to be. Group coaching options are also available that can enhance the leadership development activities already present in your organization.
Emotional Intelligence is a critical aspect of leadership. Emotional and social skills establish how well we:
Emotional Intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way.
‐ Multi‐Health Systems Inc.
Self‐Perception addresses the inner self. The subscales include Self‐Regard, Self Actualization, and Emotional Self‐Awareness, which together are designed to assess feelings of inner strength and confidence, persistence in the pursuit of personally relevant and meaningful goals, and an understanding of what, when, why, and how different emotions impact thoughts and actions.
Self‐Expression is an extension of Self‐Perception and addresses the outward expression or the action component of one’s internal perception. This facet of emotional intelligence is comprised of Emotional Expression, Assertiveness, and Independence. It assesses one’s propensity to remain self‐directed and openly expressive of thoughts and feelings, while communicating these feelings in constructive and socially acceptable ways.
The Interpersonal scale includes Interpersonal Relationships, Empathy, and Social Responsibility. This facet of emotional intelligence measures one’s ability to develop and maintain relationships based on trust and compassion; articulate an understanding of another’s perspective; and act responsibly while showing concern for others, a team or a greater community/organization.
The Decision Making scale addresses the ways in which one uses emotional information. This facet of emotional intelligence includes Problem Solving, Reality Testing, and Impulse Control. Collectively, this scale reveals how well one understands the impact emotions have on decision making, including the ability to resist or delay impulses and remain objective in order to avoid rash behaviors and ineffective attempts at problem solving.
The Stress Management scale is comprised of Flexibility, Stress Tolerance, and Optimism. Collectively, this facet of emotional intelligence addresses how well one can cope with the emotions associated with change and unfamiliar or unpredictable circumstances, while remaining hopeful about the future and resilient in the face of setbacks and obstacles.
The original EQ‐i included Happiness as one of the 15 components of emotional intelligence. The exploration of the Well‐Being Indicator included a detailed look into the relationship between one’s level of happiness and all the other facets of emotional intelligence. The results found happiness to be more a product of emotional intelligence and less as a contributing factor. Additionally, Self‐Regard, Optimism, Interpersonal Relationships, and Self‐Actualization were identified as key facets of emotional intelligence with direct connections to happiness and well‐being that can be developed by effective coaching practices and positive change.
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