The degree in which to enhancing ones emotional intelligence depends upon the desired outcome. As we age EQ often strengthen. Modification of EQ can be done but it takes a nontraditional approach. Adoption of a new way of thinking in order to defuse older learned behaviors takes a considerable amount of effort from everyone involved, but can be achieved.
Goleman ends by saying while natural born emotional intelligence leaders have a great impact they are on a decline. Social and economical factors play a part in this. It has become essential to teach emotional competencies to improve organizations and society as a whole.
Summary: Thought leadership: a radial departure from traditional, positional leadership (McCrimmon’s, 2005)
The article contrast difference between Traditional and Positional leadership. It states that thought leadership can be most effective depending upon the need presented. If it is necessary to change the way we think and move into a new direction; thought leadership is necessary.
Thought leadership; “champion of new ideas” comprises innovation and persuasion as key elements and does not lean toward day-to-day managerial task. The article makes reference to “bottom-up leadership” which challenges others to reach a particular goal, encouraging individual thought and decision making from everyone on the team.
Positional leadership; the influencing others to follow solely based on their title has been noted as ineffective. Positional leadership is seen much like a dictatorship which stifles creativity and innovation; the main premise for thought leadership. Individuals are not valued and seen as irrelevant.
The theory that one person can lead an organization to success is no longer effective. Shared responsibility in problem solving, organizational building and growth take a group effort. Human capital is an organization’s best asset. Utilizing all expertise and talent available, especially in a competitive environment, is crucial....