A Harvard study asked the question, what makes a good leader? Research showed that emotional intelligence is the most important component of a good leader. The article identifies emotional intelligence as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill. Performance metrics were examined from multiple leaders in different positions. A look at the data demonstrated importance in “big-picture thinking” and “long term vision” but an even greater importance in emotional intelligence.
This article coincides with IMT’s definition of a good leader. It supports the IMT idea that the understanding of one’s self helps in the understanding of others. By understanding others, you can align them properly leading to overall efficiency and competency.