I want to discussed certain aspects of the acronym TEAM, lets start with the “T”.
“T” stands for the human capital needed TO operate under a work culture based on respect, trust, and transparency at all organizational levels.
When you picture the “perfect leader” what characteristics come to mind?
Someone who never lets his/her temper get out of control, no matter what problems he/she’s facing. Or you might think of someone who has the
complete trust of his/her staff, listens to his/her team, is easy to talk to, and always makes careful, informed decisions.
Those are all the characteristics of someone with Emotional Intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence is someone who has the ability to be perceptively in tune with yourself and your emotions, as well as having sound situational awareness. THIS ABILITY can be a powerful tool for leading a team.
Dr. Daniel Goleman has segmented the five components of Emotional
Work Self-awareness: the ability to recognise and understand your moods and emotions, and how they affect others.
Self-regulation: the ability to control impulses and moods, and to think
Internal (or intrinsic) motivation: being driven to pursue goals for
personal reasons, rather than for some kind of reward (the opposite is
Empathy: the ability to recognise and understand others’ motivations, which is essential for building and leading teams successfully.
Social skills: the ability to manage relationships and build networks.
The Bottom Line: For the overwhelming majority of employees, their leader’s Emotional Intelligence and related personality and body language means much more to them than their leader’s skills and strategies.