Jaclyn T. Badeau
Is it difficult for you to consider new information...
or adjust your course of action towards achieving long term goals?
Let’s think about it…
If you find this difficult, you may also feel uneasy or nervous about change. Typically, if any of these are true, then you may be allowing your emotions to have a bigger voice than their objective reasoning. Your colleagues may also perceive you as rigid and unwilling to change, which may result in missed opportunities for leadership and becoming antiquated in your area of expertise.
In these cases, you may not be flexing your Flexibility leadership skills as much as you should which could be detrimental for yourself and even your company. A Forbes article by Dina Gerdeman noted, “More companies die because of the rigidity of their leaders than any other single cause.” There are many implications of not building up your Flexibility leadership skills within the Stress Management behavior measured in the EQ-i 2.0 tool.
Which brings us to - what exactly is flexibility? According to the book The EQ Edge is described as, “our overall ability to adapt to unfamiliar, unpredictable, and fluid circumstances. Flexible people react to change without rigidity, are able to change their minds when the evidence suggests that they’re mistaken, are open to and tolerant of different ideas, orientations and ways of doing things, and can smoothly handle multiple demands and shifting priorities.
To learn tips and tricks on how to build your Flexibility leadership skills and to learn more about EQ Coaching, please reach out to chat.
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