There are a lot of books available in the market when it comes to leadership skills. The leadership in organizations has been tried to improve throughout the years by high visionaries who wrote books. Among all the books we can grab hold of, the thing that makes Primal Leadership a novel, unique in its way is that it speaks about the emotional aspect attached to leadership. It commonly considers as a taboo mixing up the emotions and business, but this book does just that!
The authors, Daniel Goleman, Annie McKee and Richard Boyatzis, lead us through this extraordinary journey and share with us their research and other people’s research on how the performance of individuals or teams or organizations directly link with the emotional intelligence of that person or group. So let us look at the aspects and the views that have looked on to and stated in this book Primal Leadership.
A Successful Attitude
Self-management and self-awareness are one of the fundamental aspects of emotional intelligence. You should be able to manage yourself and monitor the feeling or mood. If you can successfully manage and track the spirits you have, then you can manage and control your attitude in your day to day life. You should be able to handle and control your opinion and not misbehave or overreact according to your moods swings or changes. The second aspect of social awareness is relationship management. You should decide how much of someone’s spirit you want to take in or how much of their attitude is going to affect you. Learning about putting up boundaries can be a bit difficult for people who had no limits when they were the child.
Attune Not Align
For leaders attuning moods and emotions is a potent tool and is of great help. Attunement is the emotional engagement that happens between two people no matter they work as a team or they share a relationship. Laughter is the best and the fastest way to react the attunement.
Laughter Is The Key
The book, primal leadership, says a lot about the power of laughter. It is contagious. If we notice most of the influential leaders of the world have a great sense of humor and is three times more than any average or unsuccessful leader, thus rightly said that laughter is the key to success. It is a delicate art to learn to cultivate laughter. It is a very difficult yet a strong skill when it comes to leaders.
Failures Make A Man
Rightly said as we know from childhood, failures make a man. One of the most important aspects to be a successful leader is to accept the small failures that come your way to embrace the lessons learned from those that will help an employee to grow. Humans can get stressed even when there is no reason to feel so. We should learn not to panic and stop growing. We should embrace the failure and learn how to build and evolve, take in the experience of those failures to be a better and more experienced human being. Failures make leaders who they are, no leader has been born in a day, and failures are what seasoned them. The people who don’t succeed and the people who manage widely have no difference in the number of crashes. The difference lay in the name of times they picketed themselves up from the dirt and dusted themselves and after that tried again. That’s what makes all the difference.
The Inward Focus
You should learn how to find your true self. All the great leaders of the world have found out what makes that happy and what satisfies them, what calms them down. They know their goals and targets; more than anything they see their true self the best. The book primal leadership says that the problems leaders face are a cause of poor self-management. We must first learn how to manage ourselves, which in turn helps us with the knowledge we already have and we can create an own space around ourselves to work better.
Coaching when it comes to leadership skills is linking one’s own personal level goals to the goals of the organization they work for it. However, the leaders must know when to draw the line between both and correctly manage them.
Leading with the Style
Everyone must know how to drive even if they are particularly not a leader. They must be open and more encouraging toward adopting new styles and must learn how to stretch themselves beyond their boundaries and stay comfortable both at the same time. Learning and knowing how to adjust to different styles, will make one a versatile leader.
Norms are compelling and primal leadership mainly focuses on how everything can influence if a leader creates strict standards of conduct. Even if it doesn’t seem to everyone wants to be confident with one another. It is at most of the times very underestimated, but the powers of norms are enormous.
If you are commanding it is an excellent leadership approach which has discussed over there. But in the long run, it might create friction between the leader and the employees. It must be implemented only when required, for example in times of great chaos which needs immediate strict leadership skills, being commanding can be of enormous advantage. A leader must know how to balance the dominant approaches with positivity so that workers do not feel a negative vibe about it.
Thus primal leadership discusses all these aspects and even more. It will act as an all in one guide and teacher if you want to climb the ladder of success and reach the top of an organization. It is a must-have book for all the people having a business mindset with fixed goals and ambitions. It will help you realize your true self and teach you how to be the perfect leader.
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