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About being an Emotionally Intelligent Leader who enhances Communication

Are you an emotionally intelligent leader? Photo credit: Photobin.

Are you an emotionally intelligent leader who manages your emotions and also recognizes and manages the emotions of your employees?  Or do you merely act on your feelings and regret it afterwards? Do you constantly have to apologize to your employees for being insensitive?

Today having the ability to effectively communicate your emotions and to perceive and manage the emotions of your employees  is a highly desired leadership skill, a skill that can very much enhance communication in your business. 

Emotionally intelligent leaders have great self awareness, can manage themselves well, possess good social skills and can also manage employee relationships.  By being aware of who they are and what their strengths and weaknesses are, unsettling emotions are controlled  before they can harm the business communication culture.   These leaders are also generally very optimistic and always attempt to seize opportunities which will benefit the business in the long-term.  Healthy social relationships are at the core of effective business communication.  When a leader has empathy with employees, it does not mean that the business is run ineffectively.  It rather boosts a culture of productivity in that employees feel cared for and that they play an important role in achieving the business objectives.  It further fosters team work as well as develop and influence employees.

Leaders who are emotionally intelligent inspire employees by not judging them, listening to them and acting neutrally in a conflict situation.  Employees usually appreciate it when being given the benefit of the doubt, especially in a conflict situation. 

A good leader should always remember that employees are individuals with their own unique abilities.  An emotionally intelligent leader concentrates on the positive traits of employees and develop these traits to the benefit of the business.

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