At The Bailey Group, we recognize the importance of scientifically, not just intuitively, understanding human beings. We use tools that more accurately and predictably help us understand human beings, and it is precisely this knowledge that we bring to coaching.
As CEO or another C-Suite leader, it is no surprise that you don’t hear everything that is going on in your organization. However, you might also be missing critical intelligence that could limit the impact of your leadership.
Exceptional leaders know what makes good teams. They are purposeful in selecting team members who can accomplish what needs doing and can interact with others skillfully.
Pressure, or the influence leaders have on employees, is necessary, when applied appropriately and purposely. As a leader, you need to be aware of what kind of pressure you are putting on employees, and when to release that pressure.
When organizations choose individuals to be CEOs, they tend to choose individuals who are more confident, fearless, competitive, and high-achieving than the average person. Those characteristics, absent emotional intelligence, may seem leader-like, but produce leaders who might actually be unlikable.
When hiring, the key to success is finding the place where the individual’s talents, experiences, and aspirations intersect with the organization’s needs. When the overlap of these criteria is good, candidates are more likely to become team members who want to stay, learn, and grow.