The secret of stellar managers

Just as an individual's mental intelligence influences their ability to perform the technical functions related to managing projects, it is one's emotional intelligence that informs their ability to perform the human-oriented aspects related to leading project teams. This article examines how emotional intelligence affects an individual's ability to successfully lead groups of people, such as a project team. It describes the benefits that those leaders with high emotional intelligence enjoy, benefits that include the ability to inspire and motivate teams to achieve strategic changes and the ability to recognize and develop talented individuals. It also explains why humans are attracted to leaders. It then discusses why two organizations--Eaton (Cleveland, OH, USA) and Lehman Brothers (New York, NY, USA)--focus on developing the emotional intelligence of their managers. Accompanying this article is a sidebar outlining three reasons why more organizations are seeking individuals with high-level emotional intell
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