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6 Astonishing Skills Of Emotional Intelligent Leaders.

EQ competencies make a greater contribution to leadership and performance at higher levels of the organization. A study of 358 leaders within Johnson and Johnson identified a strong link between superior performing leaders and emotional competence. The conclusion is powerful: “Emotional competence differentiates successful leaders.”

Great leaders aspire to be as effective as possible in the myriad of situations they encounter. Becoming aware of their strengths to exploit, and potential challenges to address, is the first step in developing  and refining leadership skills. An executive has a responsibility to engage people, implement policies, make decisions, and drive
developments that advance organizational goals for which stakeholders hold them accountable.


1.Innovating Strategic Initiatives, A leader who engages in Innovating Strategic Initiatives has a strong potential to advance innovative methodologies, develop a specific plan for achieving long-term objectives, and create a vision for the future direction of the organization.
2. Maximizing Resources, A leader who is effective in Maximizing Resources is proficient in inspiring personnel to impart their full commitment to achieve the organization’s mission and vision, compel others to own the strategic vision, and facilitate identifying, procuring, and dispatching resources as needed.
3. Utilizing Organizational Synergies, A leader who is focused on Utilizing Organizational Synergies may actively cross divisional boundaries to drive efficient operations, draw connections between interrelated functional groups, identify and exploit synergistic  assets, and instil innovative systems and procedures that enhance organizational performance.
4. Producing Quality Results, A leader who is successful in Producing Quality Results may have the ability to impart a common understanding of the manner in which goals will be achieved and the scope of effort required to achieve them, prioritize tasks to support realistic objectives, and accomplish market- and client-focused solutions.
5. Mentoring Others, A leader who engages in Mentoring Others would be able to recognize the potential in others, empower others to  work and solve problems self-sufficiently, and provide objective performance feedback on a timely basis.
6.Maintaining High Personal Standards, A leader who is committed to Maintaining High Personal Standards could demonstrate a propensity for engendering trust by keeping promises and confidences, pursuing resources to improve and develop professionally, and demonstrating accountability for the end result of all actions and decisions.

Book Africa’s leading speaker and teacher in emotional intelligence for LEADERS for your company.

Marcus van Wyk

Marcus is a leading South African and African Speaker, Teacher, Assessor, and Author, in the sciences of applied emotional intelligence for leadership, sales, and workplace human development. He is the founder of THE AFRICAN EQ NETWORK, a platform of ideas, training and human assessments dedicated to the advancement of emotional intelligence in Africa, for Africa, for African excellence. Marcus speaks to organizations in Africa with experience in human development and getting ahead in a competitive environment with their greatest assets – their PEOPLE! Invite Marcus to your organization for a fascinating engagement on emotional intelligence.

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