Well, probably not. Great leadership is still great leadership -- the same now as it has always been, and emotional intelligence has always been an integral part of it. It's just businesses recognizing the important of addressing, measuring and valuing it that has lagged.
Great leadership is what it always has been - see my articles on Napoleon, Peter the Great and others. It is heartening to see emotional intelligence being recognized. It will be even more heartening when adjectives such as "interesting model" are dispensed with. Great leadership is emotional intelligence in action.
From the article:
The everyday responsibilities of executives have evolved significantly since the ELS was created in 1989. Recent technological developments have led to greater amounts of communication, requiring executives to make decisions more frequently and within shorter timeframes.
Taking this into account, The Booth Company has included three new dimensions in the new
ELS: "Awareness of Others," "Self-Awareness" and "Self Management." These additions allow the executive to receive confidential feedback regarding his or her abilities to professionally interact with others, master personal impulses, and make rational choices in situations that often involve pressure and disagreement.
Evaluating such competencies has become an increasingly common industry practice in recent years, typically under the label of "emotional intelligence." Known as "E.Q." (Emotional Intelligence Quotient) - primarily to differentiate it from the more traditional intelligence assessment, I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient) - emotional intelligence provides an interesting model to assess interpersonal leadership skills and rationality in pressured decision-making
For the complete press release, go here: The Booth Company Releases Updated Executive Leadership 360 Feedback Survey
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