Conflict. It seems everyone wants to avoid it if possible. It makes sense. Conflict can be scary for a lot of people who haven’t learned how to disagree with respect and open-mindedness. Yet, I’m asking you to invite it in.
While the technology today makes it easier to connect to teams and collaborate, there are core leadership competencies that also need to be adjusted in order to keep your team cohesive, flexible, engaged and on-track. At the core of this is the emotional intelligence of leadership
If you want to be seen as a leader, you have to stop doing the things that aren’t in your wheelhouse or don’t need you, just need someone. This was a hard lesson for me to learn, so if you are still a person who thinks they need to do everything in order to be seen as a leader,
The glory of being an Agile Leader is that you only have one job — to take the blocks out of the process for the team. Once the team is considered a functioning Agile team, your leadership job is only to remove blocks that are in the way.
Being emotionally intelligent means being able to step into someone else’s shoes, focus on solutions, and generally being able to manage one’s emotions. There are a lot of parts to emotional intelligence, but there is one indicator that truly shows emotional intelligence…