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Head and Heart Leadership

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Leaders use their heads and their hearts. Let’s find our how. Independent thinking means questioning assumptions and interpreting data and events according to one’s own beliefs, ideas, and thinking, not according to rules, routines, or categories defined by others. To think independently means staying mentally alert and thinking critically. Independent thinking is one part of what is called leader mindfulness. Mindfulness is a state of focused attention on the present moment and a readiness to create new mental categories in the face of evolving information and shifting circumstances. Good leaders apply critical thinking to explore a situation, problem, or question from multiple perspectives and integrate all the available information into a possible solution. When leaders think critically, they question all assumptions, vigorously seek divergent opinions, and try to give balanced consideration to all alternatives. Personal mastery means mastering yourself in a way that facilitates your leadership and achieves desired results. Personal mastery involves clarity of mind, clarity of objectives, and an organized system for achieving objectives. Emotional intelligence refers to a person’s abilities to perceive, identify, understand, and successfully manage emotions in self and others. Emotional intelligence enables leaders to recognize and respect followers as whole human beings with feelings, opinions, and ideas of their own. They can use their emotional intelligence to help followers grow and develop, see and enhance their self-image and feelings of self-worth, and help meet their needs and achieve personal and organizational goals. Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. The relationship between an employee and his or her direct supervisor is the primary factor determining the level of fear experienced at work. Unfortunately, the legacy of fear and mistrust associated with traditional hierarchies in which bosses gave orders and employees jumped to obey ‘‘or else’’ still colors life in many organizations. Leaders can create a new environment that enables people to feel safe speaking their minds.
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