These hallmarks of a true leader can be learned. Examining our own behavior is crucial, but while most of us know our own strengths and weaknesses reasonably well, there are countless little things of which we are often unaware. Give copies of the checklist to peers and associates, employees, friends, supervisors, your mentor, and to anyone else who can provide a snapshot of your behavior to help increase your self-awareness. Circle any facet where your score was below 20: this indicates an area that you can improve. Other opportunities for improvement can be found in any individual question from the checklist on which you scored a 4 or below. The checklists that follow have been used quite successfully with leaders who are engaged in the developmental processes of coaching and training in order to improve leadership. Includes best practices on how to enhance self-confidence, empathy, self-control, and other important emotional competencies.
Read the rest of this book and resolve especially to practice the ideas listed in the chapter devoted to it. It concludes with several practical suggestions. One of the keys to becoming a true leader is emotional intelligence. It will point out to you those facets of Emotional Intelligence in which you have opportunity for improvement. In addition, examine individual questions from individual raters where you scored lower than 4. These hallmarks of a true leader can be learned. Hearing the observations of others with whom we interact will increase our self-awareness.
Copyright © 2014 by Emily A. Obtaining Feedback from Others Other people have much to teach us about ourselves. The checklist on page 10 will assist you in obtaining feedback. Write those on the following page. Make sure they have a place to return this easily and anonymously, and give them a deadline date. Your overall Emotional Intelligence will improve as you work on that particular area.
Interpreting the Score Your score on each of the six facets will fall somewhere between 5 and 25 points. Effective leaders are generally high in all six areas. Perhaps some people believe that you do need work in that area. Goals for Personal and Professional Leadership Development. Using Your Leadership Assessment Checklist Results Calculate an average score on each question by averaging all responses on each of the 20 questions. Pay particular attention to any question with a rating of less than 4. Certainly other resources and information must be utilized, but it is an amazing concentrated source of information.
The further it is under 4, the greater the need for work in that area. Make this a personal developmental goal for your own career. This chapter will help you assess your Emotional Intelligence and then target areas where it can be strengthened. Setting Personal Goals Based on the assessment you performed on yourself and the feedback you obtained from others, what three goals would you most like to concentrate on for your personal and professional leadership development as they pertain to Emotional Intelligence? Circle those questions; a rating of 3 is average, but if you have Emotional Intelligence, you are above average. One of the keys to becoming a true leader is emotional intelligence.
Assessing Emotional Intelligence Assessing Emotional Intelligence Emily A. So you need to target that area for improvement and turn it into a specific goal. This little book provides a simple assessment an affordable take away and practical suggestions of activities for improvement. They can, however, judge us fairly accurately in terms of social and leadership skills. This guide covers the critical emotional qualities that can have a greater impact on success than general intellectual intelligence. If you want your career and your relationships to soar, think of this booklet as a workbook, and make a commitment to do something to improve your weaknesses each day. They are valuable personal tools for managers seeking to gain an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses in the area of Emotional Intelligence in order to chart a course for personal improvement and business success.
Again, this is helpful information and guides you as you develop personal goals. . For example, if you received five completed checklists, calculate an average for the five on Question 1, Question 2, etc. Before you can identify what you need to improve, however, you must know where you are now. . .
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