|Feelings of the Project Team are Essential|
A significant part of proper leadership is controlled by emotions and you as a leader is the main determinant of how your team performs. Therefor, the Emotional Intelligence is the most important competency you should know, learn, practice and master.
Emotional Intelligence can provide great power to leaders, to deal with people in difficult projects and help putting them on the success way. By now, the change required at any organization does not solely need managers , it needs as leaders as well. The project leaders capable of making people inspired and do not hate going to work.
What is the Emotional Intelligence (EI)?
It is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others .
The realization of the Emotional Intelligence (EI) requires an understanding of quartet components, (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and social skills).
In the first place, it is important to know and recognize your own feelings as an individual separate from the others and using them as a guide for your own life decisions. For instance,what makes you angry, frustrated, happy or motivated and so on. Once we understand our emotions, we can begin to manage them.
It means that,we have the ability to choose for example if we will allow something to continue upsetting us or will respond to it differently. The leader should have the power for choosing how he will feel and respond against any situation. Because if you failed to control your emotions you will lose your influence as leader and the employees may hate dealing with you.
(3) Social Awareness
Able to identify when your team members are stuck, frustrated ,upset ,...etc. is a crucial skill for cleaver leaders in order to start helping them. Definitely, you can't lead to succeed in case you are not clever in reading other's facial expressions, body language ,voice tone and can’t lead people without the empathy skills.
(4) Social Skills
Once we are able to recognize when others need help, we use social skills such as ability to influence ,inspire, lead,delegate and persuade to help our team members doing their work and collaborating with each other in positive environment
Last but not least, Emotional intelligence competencies are pretty useful to move people from a stressful state to comfortable state that require the organizations to embark new model of training for their employees based on how our brain is designed.