HOW TO FOSTER YOUR LEADERS’ EQ WITH DATA
Nowadays more and more CEOs are aware that EQ is an essential factor in effective people management.
An emotionally intelligent leader will handle any crisis better than someone else without EQ competencies, due to the four domains of EQ — self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. How Team Leaders can practice EQ?
There are four steps to follow: understand themselves and their emotions, find the right moment, align vision, and use a “coach approach”.
First of all, the best Leaders take the time to understand their own emotions, since they are aware that understanding leads to impactful leadership. By taking the time to understand their emotional triggers and how they react to change, Leaders can bring this knowledge to future challenges and lead with confidence and compassion.
Then it is essential for Leaders to find the right moment, which means to consider the other person’s emotional state before addressing a challenge or having a discussion. Being aware of how Team Members feel is critical to achieving successful outcomes and meet also other’s needs.
Alignment in vision is also crucial. Leaders need to take time to explain the goals of a project, asking for input from their team — both about the project itself, as well as how to achieve the most successful and effective results.
And last but not least, after Leaders have developed their EQ, it’s time to start coaching their Team Members to develop theirs, so that everyone can be respectful and understanding of one another, generating a working virtuous circle. Leaders need to know their Team Members, both individually and as a group, to find out how their work, contributions, and job satisfaction increase their sense of wellbeing.
TeamEQ provides you with the most suitable tools, tailored to fit your organizations and Teams’ needs, and supports you throughout the whole process.