Professional Development + Personal Development = Leadership Awesomeness

By Solomon Masala | Professional Development

Jan 31
Awesome Leadership, Professional and Personal Development in Austin, TX

What happens in our personal lives affects our professional lives. You are who you are, wherever you are, it’s just the facts. If we have challenges being positive at home – or anywhere else in life, it’s going to show up at work. If we can bring authentic excellence to who we are at work, we’ll bring this excellence home to our people. Our emotional intelligence does not discriminate between work/home. Understanding how to use that intelligence to benefit a corporate culture is key to professional and personal development – and to becoming an exceptional leader.

Emotional intelligence is the glue that holds professional development and personal development together. It is the key to leadership awesomeness.

What is emotional intelligence? It’s the ability to understand and regulate one’s emotions, the emotions of others, and how to best provide guidance for positive expression of feelings. Empathy, awareness of our impact and understanding the culture that you and your team are working in add up to being an ‘awesome’ emotionally intelligent leader.

Emotionally intelligent people bring focus to their personal development, which directly affects professional development. (You are who you are, wherever you are.) That’s why personal development and professional development are key factors in leadership development. It’s simple: the more emotionally intelligent you are, the better leadership skills you display.

Leadership Awesomeness Traits:

  • Super Powered Listening Skills: Leaders listen thoughtfully, not just to reply.
  • Outrageous Adaptability: You easily adjust the sails for your team or company without sacrificing vital benchmarks, goals, your mission or vision.
  • Magnanimous Personnel Management: Co-worker conflict becomes easier to manage, giving you better authority in the placement or assignments of team members and in building partnerships.
  • Beloved Boss: Respectability is a key component of awesome leadership, and is a direct result of your professional development and emotional intelligence.

As we seek that magic formula to help us become awesome leaders, the connection between personal and professional development cannot be ignored. That journey becomes a part of who we are, at work, at home and in all aspects of life.

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About the Author

Solomon is a trainer and consultant who works with organizations and teams in a graceful, energizing, and insightful manner - transforming the individuals and the whole. Inspiring, palpable and sustainable, positive change is always a result.