LEADERS & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

A canoe team rowing with power in order to win the competition. On background morning light through the forest.

 

We often talk about leaders who lack emotional intelligence, but a distortion in EI can also go too far in a leader. EMPLATHY is a critical competency for understanding other’s point of view and finding common ground with people whose experiences differ greatly from our own. But great leaders also balance their empathy with strengths in other competencies.

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