I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in. God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life…
So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…
Lesson No 70: Executive Thoughts With Emmanuel Mutuma
Your CV gets you the job, but it’s the ‘softer elements’ help you keep it
~ Emmanuel Mutuma, CEO Brighter Monday
EmotionalEQ@Work: Executive Thoughts With PTS Africa
In complex times such as the season we are currently navigating, leaders need different strategies & tactics to drive sustainable performance. If we are facing new business pressures, in a VUCA environment, we can’t use yesterday’s leadership & management approaches, and expect to get positive results. We need an approach to leadership suited to today’s business context.
As part of our EQ@Work: Executive Thoughts Series, our moderator extraordinaire, LeRoy Munetsi had a rich conversation with Emmanuel Mutuma, the CEO of Brighter Monday.
Emmanuel shared such great insights, but the leadership lesson that stuck with me the most the importance of investing time to develop the skills that you don’t learn in school.
Leadership requires more than books smarts. As Daniel Goleman puts it, EQ can be more important than IQ for leadership success and this is because leadership is primarily about people.
The most successful leaders have not only mastered technical skills, they've also mastered soft skills – like influencing, negotiating, building trust, igniting motivation, and maintaining relationships, skills that are key to a leader's success, and at the core of all of this is Emotional Intelligence.
Emotional Intelligence is not a FAD, neither is it a wishy-washy, airy fairy theoretical concept. A friend of mine likes to put it this way – Emotional Intelligence is not ANOTHER tool, another skill that leaders must add to their plate, Emotional Intelligence is the plate.
Leaders are made. I have learned that the best leaders invest in themselves, and sharpen their skills, especially those skills that make the best leaders even greater.
If you missed the conversation, check it out on our Youtube Channel, and don’t forget to tune in for the 3rd edition, a conversation with Ayanda Seboni, the CMO at PPS South Africa.
Watch is here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ls6diLvfA
Emotional Intelligence is being more aware, more intentional & more purposeful! Emotional Intelligence is at the heart of leadership.
Stay Safe. With Love,
The Queen Of Hearts
| Six Seconds EQ Practitioner | Master Trainer & Facilitator |
| Award Winning International Keynote Speaker |