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The EQ Leader

Book Description

A roadmap to success for tomorrow's leaders

The EQ Leader provides an evidence-based model for exceptional leadership, and a four-pillar roadmap for real-world practice. Data collected from thousands of the world's best leaders—and their subordinates—reveals the keys to success: authenticity, coaching, insight, and innovation. By incorporating these methods into their everyday workflow, these leaders have propelled their teams to heights great enough to highlight the divide between successful and not-so-successful leadership. This book shows you how to put these key factors to work in your own practice, with clear examples and concrete steps for improving skills and competencies. New data from the author's own research into executive functioning describes the neurological aspects of leadership, and a deep look at the leaders of tomorrow delves into the fundamental differences that set them apart—and fuel their achievement.

Leadership is changing, both in look and practice; strictly authoritative approaches are quickly losing ground as today's workers discover the power of collaboration and the importance of interpersonal awareness. This book provides step-by-step guidance for leading from within this space, with evidence-based approaches for success.

  • Lead authentically to inspire and motivate others
  • Support employee's needs and nurture development
  • Communicate with purpose, meaning, and vision
  • Foster ingenuity, imagination, and autonomous thinking

An organization's success rests on the backs of its leadership. At all levels, true leadership is about much more than management and task distribution—it's about commitment, collaboration, nurturing talent, developing skills, fostering relationships, and so much more. The EQ Leader integrates the essential factors of successful leadership into a concrete blueprint for the future's leaders.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Chapter 1: Leadership: What Do We Really Know about Leadership?
    1. The Leadership Explosion
    2. Leadership: What's the Status?
    3. Promoting Leaders from Within
    4. Yesterday's Leaders
    5. Today's Leaders
    6. Tomorrow's Leaders
    7. Good Leader, Bad Leader
    8. Notes
  6. Chapter 2: What Have We Learned about Leadership?
    1. Defining Leadership
    2. Measuring Leadership
    3. Political Leaders
    4. Understanding the Ideal Political Candidate
    5. How Researchers Have Looked at Leadership
    6. Notes
  7. Chapter 3: Leadership: Why Emotional Intelligence?
    1. The Evolution of Intelligences
    2. What Is IQ?
    3. What Is Emotional Intelligence?
    4. How Does the MSCEIT Relate to Leadership?
    5. The Self-Report of Emotional Intelligence
    6. Other Models
    7. Can Self-Reporting Emotional Intelligence Be Valid?
    8. Self-Report Emotional Intelligence, IQ, Personality, and Work Performance
    9. Notes
  8. Chapter 4: Emotional Contagion
    1. Spreading Emotions @work
    2. Emotional Temperature
    3. A Tale of Two Leaders
    4. What Does the Research Say about Emotional Contagion?
    5. How Does a Leader's Emotional Intelligence Affect Others?
    6. Notes
  9. Part I: The Building Blocks of Emotional Intelligence
    1. Chapter 5: Self-Perception: Know Thyself
      1. Emotional Self-Awareness: Know Your Feelings
      2. Changing Your Perception of Stress
      3. Looking at Self-Awareness and Self-Regard
      4. How Does Self-Regard Relate to Leadership?
      5. Self-Regard and Toxic Leadership
      6. Does Leader Self-Perception Relate to Subordinates' Performance?
      7. Discovering Your Self-Regard
      8. Emotional Self-Regard: What to Do about It
      9. Know Thyself—Self-Actualization
      10. Gauging Self-Actualization
      11. Notes
  10. Part II: Self-Expression and Leadership
    1. Chapter 6: Self-Expression: Communication through Words and Action
      1. Your Emotional Expression
      2. What Emotions Motivate Your Staff?
      3. How Can You Better Express Yourself?
      4. Asserting Yourself
      5. How Assertiveness Impacts Leaders across Cultures
      6. Becoming More Independent
      7. Notes
  11. Part III: Interpersonal Abilities and Leadership
    1. Chapter 7: Interpersonal: Creating the Bonds of Trust
      1. Developing Your Interpersonal Skills
      2. The Importance of Influence
      3. What Leaders Need to Know about Empathy
      4. How Important Is Empathy in a Leader?
      5. Empathy and Emerging Leaders
      6. Empathy and Gender
      7. Empathy around the World
      8. Empathy: What Can We Do about It?
      9. Social Responsibility and Work
      10. What about the Bottom Line?
      11. Social Responsibility Internationally
      12. Increasing Your Social Responsibility
      13. Notes
  12. Part IV: Decision Making and Leadership
    1. Chapter 8: Making Better Decisions: Emotionally
      1. Trusting Your Instincts
      2. Problem Solving
      3. The Mood You're In
      4. The Mood You Create
      5. How Those “Incidental” Emotions Can Affect You
      6. The Influence of Positive Emotions
      7. The Direct Effects of Emotion
      8. What about the Object of the Decision?
      9. Making Decisions: Feelings versus Calculations
      10. How Subjective Are Our Feelings?
      11. Deciding with Feelings or Logic
      12. Emotional Decision Making and the Brain
      13. Making Strategic Business Decisions
      14. Decision Making and Reality Testing: Which Emotions When?
      15. Impulse Control and Decision Making
      16. Notes
  13. Part V: Stress Management and Leadership
    1. Chapter 9: Stress Management and Leadership
      1. Stress Tolerance and Leadership
      2. How Can You Better Manage Your Time?
      3. The Half-Full Glass
      4. Notes
  14. Part VI: The Four Pillars of Successful Leadership
    1. Chapter 10: The Four Pillars of Successful Leadership: Developing the Model
      1. Developing the Four-Pillar Model: Theories of Leadership
      2. Developing the Four-Pillar Model: Collecting and Analyzing the Data
      3. The Four Pillars
      4. Emotional Intelligence and Derailers
      5. Notes
    2. Chapter 11: Pillar I: Developing Authenticity
      1. Authenticity
      2. Becoming a More Authentic Leader
      3. Becoming More Authentic
      4. Summary
      5. Example of Authentic Leadership
      6. Being Real and the Culture of Reality TV
      7. Why Is This Relevant to Leadership?
      8. Notes
    3. Chapter 12: Pillar II: Developing Leader Coaches
      1. Coaching
      2. What Is a Coaching Leader?
      3. Better Conversations
      4. Develop Strengths
      5. Emotional Skills
      6. Example of Coaching Leadership
      7. Notes
    4. Chapter 13: Pillar III: Developing Insight
      1. Insight
      2. Discovering Your Purpose
      3. Communicating the Purpose
      4. What Is an Insightful Leader?
      5. Self-Actualization
      6. Notes
    5. Chapter 14: Pillar IV: Developing Innovation
      1. Innovation
      2. Examples of Innovative Leaders
      3. What Is an Innovative Leader?
      4. Self-Actualization
      5. What Do Participants Produce?
      6. Developing the Ideas
      7. Notes
    6. Chapter 15: What 360s Can Tell Us about Leaders and Potential Leaders
      1. How Can We Better Assess High Potentials or Emerging Leaders?
      2. How Do Self versus Others Leadership EQ 360 Ratings Compare? Or Do Leaders Overrate Themselves?
      3. International Trends in Leadership
      4. How the Countries Ranked
      5. Emotional Intelligence and the GLOBE Theory
      6. Leadership Orientations and Emotional Intelligence
      7. Notes
    7. Chapter 16: Entrepreneurial Leadership and EQ
      1. The EQ Leader: Entrepreneurial CEOs
      2. Succeeding in a Small Enterprise: Success Running a Dentist Office
      3. What Does It Take to Be an Entrepreneur?
      4. Musician Entrepreneurs
      5. Notes
    8. Chapter 17: Some New Things We're Learning about Leadership
      1. This Chapter
      2. Neuroscience and Leadership
      3. How Do We Manage Change?
      4. How Gen Zers Will Impact the Workplace
      5. How Does the Servant Leader Model Relate to Emotional Intelligence?
      6. Leading from the Top: Effective Boards of Directors
      7. What Can We Learn from Unusual Leaders?
      8. Using the Four Pillars
      9. Investing in Improving Leaders' Emotional Intelligence
      10. A Study Increasing Leaders' Emotional Intelligence
      11. Emotional Intelligence Training in Organizations
      12. Notes
  15. Acknowledgments
  16. About the Author
  17. Index
  18. End User License Agreement