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  • Writer's pictureDarren Timms

"Empowering Leadership: Harnessing EQ, IQ, and Personal Growth for Success"

Skilled leadership is a critical component of success in any organization. It requires a combination of emotional intelligence (EQ), cognitive intelligence (IQ), and a deep understanding of one's unconscious beliefs and traumas.

A leader with high EQ understands their own emotions and those of others and can effectively manage relationships. A leader with a high IQ can analyze and solve complex problems.

But to truly be a skilled leader, it's essential to address any unconscious beliefs and traumas that may be holding you back.

Childhood traumas and negative subconscious programs can impact our beliefs about ourselves, including the belief of not being good enough.

This can result in self-doubt and limiting behaviours that prevent us from reaching our full potential.

Reconciling these traumas and unconscious programs requires self-awareness and a commitment to personal growth.

This may involve therapy, mindfulness practices, or other forms of self-exploration.

By doing this work, leaders can develop a more confident and authentic sense of self, positively impacting all aspects of their leadership.

One of the key hallmarks of a skilled leader is their ability to develop and mentor others. Skilled leaders create more leaders, not followers.

Empowering their team members to take on leadership roles creates a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond their sphere of influence.

In contrast, leaders who lack emotional intelligence and cannot mentor others will often have a team of followers who depend on their guidance rather than independent thinkers who can drive change themselves.

Therefore, skilled leaders understand the importance of balancing their IQ and EQ to build trust, foster collaboration, and create an environment that nurtures the growth of others.

By doing so, they create a legacy of leadership that will continue to benefit their organization for years to come.


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