All entrepreneurs must know the power of exceptional leadership as key element of the creation of successful businesses. We talk a lot about the needed soft skills, which separate exceptional leaders from good managers. But there is one important aspect, which rarely is taken under consideration – the importance of emotional intelligence of the extraordinary leader.
Being emotionally intelligent is not something that you can change overnight. Some people are born with it, others have developed the needed traits in the course of their lives. But there is always a way that you can learn how to improve your emotional intelligence. Once you have good self-awareness and self-regulation, it will become much easier for you to understand your motivational triggers, to value empathy and to experience better interpersonal relationships.
We should emphasize on the importance of great interpersonal skills not only in the business world, but in every other aspect in our lives. When you work with other people it is more than important that you have the ability to understand their needs and their emotions.
There is one extremely important word that plays key role in the effective leadership. Empathy! All great leaders know what empathy is. Being aware of the emotions of the others and properly responding to these emotions is what makes great leaders.
Emotional intelligence is very important in entrepreneurship. Here you can find five amazing books that will help you to learn more about the importance of emotional intelligence and to become the leader that you have always wanted to be and that your business deserves.
Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intellegence
By Daniel Goleman
Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
By Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee
Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop Your Emotional Intelligence, Renew Your Relationships, Sustain Your Effectiveness
By Annie McKee, Richard Boyatzis
Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership & Organizations
By Robert Cooper, Ayman Sawaf
Putting Emotional Intelligence to Work
By David Ryback