Emotional intelligence and leadership styles
In a fast changing world, leaders are faced with significant challenges that require extraordinary insight and skill. Continuous and dynamic change has replaced years of a somewhat predictable and stable operating environment. Immense competition, a shifting and increasingly global world economy, new technologies, new markets and an increasingly diverse workforce are only a few of the many challenges that leaders now face. Few people are formally trained to take on leadership. The job typically goes to those with motivation and the leadership competencies required to be marginally effective. Just as employees and managers find it useful to have job descriptions to define the responsibilities and accountabilities for positions, it is helpful to establish the functions of a leader. (fragment of text)
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