Qualities for crafting a leader within you
Updated: Oct 21
Just before the night arrives, fairy tales might have been narrated where you might have slept peacefully while being read to you or told to you. Does having a great sleep help you to make a great leader out of your personality?
Physiologically, maybe. But the concept of storytelling has always made the greatest minds curious as to what it is that the story has, that it grabs the attention of the people and helps in making sense of the world. Any book you read, almost all of those books involve some story line to hang on the concept.
We make sense of the world all the time. Since I’m sharing something with you, you’d want to make sense of this article, right? There has been a study done at MIT regarding the same about making sense of the world. Do you remember the video of 2 triangles (one big triangle and one small triangle) and a circle? There was no sound in the video, no narration, no captions and hence we make sense of the video. This is how deep-rooted the functionality of storytelling exists in us human beings.
After understanding this quality, it becomes obvious that the people want you to make sense of something via a story. Grab a good start towards your leadership journey with storytelling.
Now is the era which focuses on emotional intelligence more than what it used to be till a few decades ago. Daniel Goleman has been very famous for his books on emotional intelligence, although the books and theories exist, where is the way for leaders to grow from the concept of EQ?
According to research, emotional intelligence is more important than cognitive ability in determining business success. Business owners who lead with self-awareness and empathy can face economic crises, develop stronger connections, and keep staff engaged – all while raising them up.
Ability to recognize, manage and evaluate emotions is emotional intelligence. Daniel Goleman, as discussed above, has shared that there are 5 components of emotional intelligence, which are: Self-awareness, self-regulation, self-management, social awareness and relationship management.
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Take out sometime later and check the comment section of any great YouTube channel or Instagram post, you would find ruthless criticism.
But guess what?
People who hate you know a lot more about you than you’d come to know easily. It’s an opportunity for you to discover parts of the personality which you would not like or be able to know otherwise.
Leaders would always have something about them that they don’t know. That could be something that if they knew, it would help them in the future in multiple folds. To know more about criticism, you can check out our blogs.
If we were to dissect what made Hitler one of the greatest orators, it was definitely words that he uttered. More than words came emphasis on the ability to transfer trust among the crowd.
We humans as a species are dominating the earth, so maybe it may not be clear to us every time as to what trust may sound like. Give it a try to look at how other animals’ functions in group dynamics. Touch a turtle again and again, and very rarely it stays outside its shell. Go near a bird, and it will flutter away till you reach near it. Doesn’t a squirrel run away as soon as you go near it? That’s how trust dynamics works.
Take time and think about how you would build and maintain the trust factor with other people.
Time is one of the most mysterious concepts that humans are trying to decode. Now, think about the time management concept which we have to face within everyday life.
Do you wonder how to manage time?
How to give time to family as well as colleagues?
Some ways to improve your time management skills is by making a habit of these practices into your daily routines. These habits are –
Organization: Staying organized might help you keep track of what you need to do and when you need to do it. Being well-organized may include keeping an up-to-date schedule, being able to readily access certain papers, keeping a clean atmosphere, and taking precise, careful notes.
Prioritization: Being an effective time manager requires you to prioritize each of your obligations. There are several methods for prioritizing what has to be done. You may choose to accomplish quick, easy tasks first, followed by longer, more difficult tasks. Alternatively, you might prioritize your jobs by priority, beginning with the most time-sensitive, or a mix of the two.
Goal setting (long and short term) Objective-setting enables you to clearly grasp your final goal and what you need to prioritize in order to achieve it. Setting both short-term and long-term goals can contribute to job success.
Working as a Leader doesn’t necessarily mean having a managerial or higher authority designation, all it needs is to be in your day to day actions (emotional intelligence and taking criticism), thought processes and methods of communication (establishing trust) and task execution (time management). It would elevate you to the desired position where you wish to see yourself by putting all the necessary efforts.
Hope you found this article helpful. If you or your organization is interested to learn more about such attributes and behavioral skills at the workplace, feel free to get in touch with us at RGB Training Services!