There are multiple benefits of being a more effective leader, be it at work, at home or anywhere else. Zooming in to the office environment, I’d like the improvements in my leadership skills to translate into the rise in performance of the organization that I’m in. This, I believe, will be achieved via the social intelligence route – i.e. through better relationships with my co-workers.
And the effect is not just one-off. In fact, taking the first step towards sharpening these skills is likely to create a positive snowball effect, resulting from the virtuous cycles illustrated below:
According to Dr Daniel Goleman, author of the best-selling book Emotional Intelligence , a key element of this process is the ability to listen. Check out the next posting for insights from the man himself.