Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,, copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis. The consortium fosters research partnerships between academic scholars and practitioners on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence. Goleman has organized a series of intensive conversations between the Dalai Lama and scientists, which resulted in the books Healthy Emotions, and Destructive Emotions.
What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters
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After reading this article, you will understand the basics of this powerful and valuable leadership style. The Coaching Leadership Style is a relatively new and guiding leadership style. Instead of making all decisions and delegating tasks yourself, as is the case in the autocratic leadership style, the coaching leader takes the lead to get the best out of his employees or team. A coaching leader must not be confused with a coach , but does have coaching skills. The leader has these skills when he is able to develop and improve the performance and competences of his employees.
What Makes a Leader?
There are many schools of thought about what comprises good leadership, including theories that focus on leadership traits, behaviors, values, personality and character, to name just a few. Given the multiplicity of views on leadership, it is helpful to look at models that consolidate meaningful data and research to come up with an integrated view on the attributes of a good leader. One classic understanding of good leadership was derived by Kouzes and Posner in The Leadership Challenge , who use data from over 1. They found that despite differences in culture, gender, age, and other variables, good leaders effectively model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act and encourage the heart.
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