There is more to being a leader than having the title of boss.
We’ve all heard the adage, “You get more flies with honey than you do vinegar.” That rings especially true when it comes to serving in leadership positions. Being likeable is what separates good leaders from great leaders, and it’s also what makes employees supportive of your command within the company.
According to Dr. Travis Bradbery, Coauthor of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 & President at TalentSmart, “Becoming a more likeable leader is completely under your control, and it’s a matter of emotional intelligence (EQ). Unlike innate, fixed characteristics, such as your intelligence (IQ), EQ is a flexible skill that you can improve with effort.”
Bradberry has found that people focus on qualities that are under a leader's control, such as approachability, humility and positivity. He has identified 10 key behaviors that emotionally intelligent leaders engage in and consequently makes them so likeable. These behaviors include approachability, positivity, generosity and a substantial background.
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