Good corporate governance is a part of facilitating high performance. Achieving good corporate governance is an intelligent accomplishment, not necessarily achieved just with high IQ but also with the powerful driving force of high emotional intelligence. The achievement of good corporate governance is part of any leaders’ direct purpose in the company. The skills and competencies that are developed by high emotional intelligence seem to be one of the foundational cornerstones that lead to the achievement of good corporate governance. There is also a significant cost to bad corporate governance.
High developed emotional intelligence within leaders helps with thinking, thinking leads to unusual clarity. Clarity is power in a world bombarded with irrelevant information. Leaders must lift their thinking above the slavish ordinary thoughts of the individuals who are comfortable on their plateau and who are only driven by immediate self-interest, their thoughts not linked with overall direct purpose yet.
Emotional intelligent skills such as Emotional Reasoning = The Expansive Leader is vital. Leaders high in this skill make expansive decisions whereas leaders who are low in this skill often make more limited decisions.
Emotional reasoning leads to better perception and that leads to better decisions for the creation of good corporate governance. A highly developed emotional intelligence will further ensure better decision-making in balancing the interests of a company’s many stakeholders such as managers, customers, suppliers, financiers, government and the community.
In an era of unprecedented business challenge, these emotional intelligence skills matter like never before.
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