Think for a moment about the best boss that you’ve ever had. What was it that made working with him or her so rewarding? Now think about the worst boss you ever had: the one who was ill-tempered, made unrealistic demands without telling you why, and was always “pulling rank.”
The contrast between the two examples of managers is stark. It is also significant. Scientific research shows that a leader’s emotional state can impact everyone in an organization. So, as a leader, developing a higher level of emotional intelligence is an important business skill.
There are six “emotional leadership styles” that are useful in different circumstances. In this article, we’ll explore each of them, and look at how you can develop the skills you need to use each one effectively.
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