Inspirational Leadership - an Emotional Intelligence perspective
Goleman et al's twelfth and last booklet in their series "Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence" defines the competency of inspirational leadership as:
"..the ability to inspire and guide people to get the job done, and to bring out their best. With inspiration, you can articulate a shared mission in a way that motivates and offer a sense of common purpose beyond people's day-to-day tasks."
In essence inspirational leadership involves:
- Articulating a vision, mission or purpose - sharing it and keeping it alive.
- Truly connecting with hearts as well as minds - to uncover powerful sources of influence.
- Developing our own and others' skills by: tapping underlying potential, creating opportunities for development and seeking quality mentorship.
You can learn more about this topic through our Transition to Leadership course, and via the RiverRhee blog
*Transition to Leadership will be running next on the 11th April.