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Why IQ goes to the back of the queue when appointing Leaders - Six Positive Leadership Behaviours...

Updated: May 25

According to HR Zone (2017), 10 years of research and analysis in EI training and development with companies worldwide, creating a “green zone” emotionally friendly type of leadership climate can create up to 20% more engagement and performance in team members and for the organization.

According to Talent Smart, 90% of high performers in the work place possess high EQ, while 80% of low performers have low EQ. Emotional intelligence matters at work.

The positive leadership behaviors are:

1. Visioning

Vision is indispensable to the success of an organization. “Good leaders must communicate vision clearly, creatively, and continually. However, the vision does not come alive until the leader models it,” says John C. Maxwell.

2. Stretching

This is working outside the boundaries of the leader. It requires gaining cooperation from people over whom there is little or no formal authority. It is also applying non-traditional leadership approaches to get the team to achieve objectives.

3. Encouraging

“People go farther than they thought they could when someone else thinks they can.” John Maxwell

Encouraging leaders focus on the strengths and contributions of their team to drive their motivation and performance to a higher level.

4. Collaborative

According to Forbes, the new leadership is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that form the basis of your ability to impact, influence, and inspire others. Collaboration is crucial in today’s everchanging environment.

5. Trusted

Trust is a glue that holds a team and the leader together. It is a belief and/or confidence that the members and leader can rely on each other with honesty and integrity. Trust is the fundamental construct that makes collaboration easy.

6. Appreciative

Appreciative Leadership is a communication style that works on the basis of valuing people’s contributions as well as using their ideas and insights in a collaborative approach. Whitney, Torsten-Bloom, and Rader define Appreciative Leadership as “the relational capacity to mobilize creative potential and turn it into positive power – to set in motion positive ripples of confidence, energy, enthusiasm, and performance – to make a positive difference in the world”.

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To build these skills, contact:

Rita Govender

+27 82 804 6391

Skills Development Executive (Licensed Enneagram Practitioner, Neuro Coach, Agile Leadership Facilitator)

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