Aristotle said, “Anyone can get angry–that is easy. But to be angry at the right person, at the right time, for the right purpose, and the right reason, in the right way–that is not within everyone’s power; and that is not easy.”
Emotions can make smart people stupid. All of us have had the experience of being hijacked by our emotions, or dealing with someone who has.The impact of this often creates distance between us and others; as well as leaves us with a loss of control. Emotions create connection or separation. Emotions strengthen or weaken relationships. Further to that, emotions affect teams, families, and communities. Emotions even impact our immune systems, thoughts, words and actions–on all levels.
Emotional Intelligence is the suite of competencies that gives us the ability to manage our own emotions, be aware of another’s emotional state and deal with the emotional climate in a given relationship.
According to statistics, public speaking is the #1 fear — people would rather die than get up and speak in front of a group. The power of fear is immense, and we tend to avoid doing anything at which we see ourselves successful. The constraints and limitations of this fear are high.
The costs are same when a leader takes risks to be in front of the room and isn’t effective. It can be a debilitating career move that has an impact on your credibility.
Being effective, confident, and naturally at ease on your feet is a distinguishing factor in leadership. Be a leader who can express yourself uniquely and confidently. Why? Because words create worlds that drive people to perform.
Leaders who are unclear or leave things unsaid produce average results. Leaders who make assumptions about the business, and who settle for surface are contributing to poor execution, average performance, and lack of accountability.
This is a team building dialogue that cultivates trust and aligns leaders, while clarifying and strengthening commitments to goals and results. Transform the hesitation to talk through tough issues, open the lines of communication, and cultivate a collaborative dynamic.
Meaningful Dialogue™ enables your team to confront the gap between behaviors and intentions to solve their own problems, reveal best ideas, increase buy-in, and improve the ability to take the right action to achieve desired results. This is the process of leadership development to be high performers.