Let’s be AUTHENTIC LEADERS.

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7 competencies of authentic leaders.

Authenticity is an emotional intelligent skill. This one of six EQ leadership skills.

Authenticity is about openly and effectively expressing oneself, honouring commitments and encouraging this behaviour in others. It involves honestly expressing specific feelings at work, such as happiness and frustration, providing feedback to colleagues and followers about the way you feel, and sharing emotions at the right time, to the right degree and, to the right people. Leaders high in authenticity are often described as ‘genuine’ whereas leaders low in this skill are often described as ‘untrustworthy’.

Authenticity is important in leadership because:

• It helps leaders create understanding, openness and feelings of trust in others.
• Leaders who are guarded, avoid conflict, or are inappropriately blunt about the way they feel can create mistrust, artificial harmony and misunderstandings with those around them, and
• Leaders need their people to be open with them. If as a leader you do not role-model this behaviour your direct reports will be guarded with you.

The 7 competencies in authenticity are:

  1. Being open about your thoughts, feelings and opinions.
  2.  Expressing thoughts and feelings in a way that is sensitive to those of others.
  3.  Facilitating robust, open debate.
  4.  Being open and honest about mistakes.
  5.  Honouring commitments and keeping promises.
  6.  Encouraging others to put forward their thoughts, feelings and opinions.
  7.  Responding effectively when challenged.

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The difference between your IQ and your EQ.

This car body is your IQ, beautiful, magnificent.  As beautiful and magnificent as it is, it can’t do anything without the engine. It is just stationary. It is fantastic to look at and admired. It is skilfully built, full of knowledge and expertise. By just looking at it you know it most probably could go fast.

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This engine below is your emotional intelligence, the force that drives your car. It is powerful, developed, strong, fearless. By developing your emotional intelligence, you rely on more than just a ‘body, you give life to that very force that will drive you forward . This engine (YOUR EQ) has got the power to go fast, further, better, smoother. It will help you think, and make better decisions. You will have better attitude and better performance.

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How your EQ can help you climb the corporate ladder.

Your IQ makes you head of a department, your developed EQ makes you president of the company. St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit order, did not shrink from the recognition of power when he issued his dictum: “To do a thing well a man needs power and competence.”   So remember a ladder has steps for a reason.

Developed Emotional intelligence  provides power and competence. Developed EQ provides thinking of exploration not exploitation. People with high developed EQ make more ethical and complaint decisions. Emotion can lead to our worst decisions or our best ones, the difference is emotional intelligence. EQ has twice the power of IQ to get to the top and stay there. Many people get to the top, but staying there is a problem.  The way you treat people to get to the top, is the same way they will treat you when you get there to get you down.

The climb to the top becomes easier with a developed EQ. Your highly developed EQ will always point you in the right direction to interpret the events around you. It will help you be patient, observant, accurate. Leadership is fundamentally about facilitating and driving high performance, getting others to do things effectively and efficiently.  One if the secrets to achieving this is to focus on people’s prime value. Everybody has values and among those values is a prime value. A value of high importance. The main value. The number one value. As a leader you must get a focus and a grip on that prime value and hold the course on that value. Remind people of that prime value, keep them focused it and the rest will be history.

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Your EQ and Etiquette

We define etiquette as ‘conventional requirements as to social behaviour; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.’ They are guidelines on how to behave befitting good manners while in the company of other people. They show sensitivity to the needs and feelings of the person or people who you are with.  Etiquette covers most aspects of social interactions, including self-presentation, communication, courtesy, and hospitality. Business etiquette, in particular, covers expectations in the interactions between co-workers, the company and their clients, as well as the company and their shareholders.  Etiquette guidelines are many and can be quite complicated. However, as you develop your emotional intelligence in particularly the skill of awareness of others, and your self management, you will become enlightened and engaged to etiquette. Your develop EQ allows you to begin to understand what other people are like, what they don’t like, and how you can adjust.

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Website: https://www.online.marcusvanwyk.com
Email: marcus@marcusvanwyk.com or karin@marcusvanwyk.com
Call:   +27 82 855 4383 or + 27 82 468 0221

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Your EQ and critical thinking

Your emotions influence four things, thinking, decisions, behaviour and ultimately your performance. Let’s look at how your EQ can influence your  critical thinking. We live in a knowledge based society, and the more critical you think the better your knowledge will be.  If you develop your emotional intelligence , and in particularly the skill of emotional reasoning and awareness of others your critical thinking provides you with the skills to analyze and evaluate information so that you are able to obtain the greatest amount of knowledge from it. It provides the best chance of making the correct decision, and minimizes damages if a mistake does occur.  Your developed EQ will lead to being a more rational and disciplined thinker. It will reduce your prejudice and bias which will provide you a better understanding of your environment.

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Recession and your EQ – Part 2

“In hard times, the soft stuff often goes away. But emotional intelligence, it turns out, isn’t so soft. If emotional obliviousness jeopardizes your ability to perform, fend off aggressors, or be compassionate in a crisis, no amount of attention to the bottom line will protect your career. Emotional intelligence isn’t a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is the key to professional success.”  HBR

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