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Discover your hidden strengths and areas of development as a leader. Assess yourself in four essential leadership areas sub-divided into the top 16 Leadership Competencies.

This exercise is a 2-step process and takes approximately 10-15 minutes of your time.

Discover your hidden strengths and areas of development as a leader in a 2-step process that takes approximately 10-15 minutes of your time.

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Emotional Intelligence
How Coaching can Help in Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Leader
Jul 01, 20223 min read

A true leader can engage with others, listen actively and facilitate them towards their goals. A leader's most significant challenge in connecting with others is their own emotions. Emotions are a double-edged sword. They help you achieve your goals but can also lead you down the path of failure if not handled properly. The difference between success and failure can be a matter of how you handle the emotional state that life brings your way in the moments.  

Emotions are an everyday part of our lives, so it's essential to know which emotion will lead us towards connecting with people, inspiring them to achieve goals or feelings such as anger, frustration, sadness & more.

In this article, you'll learn:

1. What is emotional intelligence?

2. How coaching can help you develop emotional intelligence

3. How to get started on becoming emotionally intelligent


1. What is emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand our own emotions and the emotions of others. It also involves being able to regulate your emotions, respond effectively to emotions in others, and create positive relationships. People with high emotional intelligence are often successful in life because they can navigate through challenging situations and manage their relationships effectively. In contrast, people with low emotional intelligence may have difficulty understanding and managing their emotions, which can lead to problems in their personal and professional lives. Emotional intelligence is a critical skill for anyone who wants to succeed. Those who have mastered it often find they are better equipped to deal with challenging situations, build strong relationships, and achieve their goals.


2. How coaching can help you develop emotional intelligence.

Leadership coaching can help you develop emotional intelligence in several ways. First, it can help you to become more self-aware. Through regular reflection and feedback from your coach, you will better understand your strengths and areas of development. This increased self-awareness will allow you to more effectively manage your emotions and respond to others in a way that promotes harmony and collaboration. In addition, leadership coaching can help you to develop greater empathy for others. By taking the time to understand their perspectives and priorities, you will be better able to build trust and rapport. Finally, leadership coaching can help you learn how to resolve conflict effectively. By managing emotions and communicating effectively, you will be able to find win-win solutions that benefit everyone involved. Ultimately, leadership coaching is an invaluable tool for developing emotional intelligence.


3. How to get started on becoming emotionally intelligent.

Emotional intelligence is one of the most important skills you can develop in life. Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to your ability to perceive, understand, and manage emotions. It's a critical skill to have in both personal and professional relationships. Here are a few tips for developing your emotional intelligence:

1. Pay attention to your own emotions. The first step to managing emotions is to be aware of them. Pay attention to your body and mind throughout the day and notice when you feel happy, sad, angry, or anxious. Don't try to suppress your emotions; observe them.

2. Practice empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. When you interact with others, try to put yourself in their shoes and see things from their perspective. This will help you better understand their emotions and respond in a helpful and supportive way.

3. Communicate effectively. Effective communication is critical in any relationship, whether with a friend, family member, or co-worker. Be clear and assertive about your feelings or needs when communicating with others. Avoid using judgmental or defensive language.


The ability to be emotionally intelligent is a crucial trait for leaders. Coaching can help you develop this skill and become a more effective leader. Coaching can help you better understand your own emotions and the emotions of others, which can lead to improved communication and relationships. In addition, coaching can help you manage stress and stay focused on your goals. Coaching may be the right solution for you if you want to become a more emotionally intelligent leader.


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