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How Personality Plays Into Leadership • CIO — You’ve heard it said of people (maybe even of you). as in "That meeting was nothing but a personality contest. "What a great personality!" Other times." So how important is personality to leadership effectiveness? . personality is cast in a negative light.
and behavioral response patterns of an individual. That is. attitudinal. Your public persona is the catalyst for enrolling followers. Is that important for leadership effectiveness? I think so. • The dictionary definition of personality is the collection of emotional and behavioral traits that characterize a person. .Personality • Personality is the particular combination of emotional. your personality is how you present yourself to the world. It is how others see you.
and repace them with sincerity and confident knowledge. • One must avoid evidences of carelessness and superficial thinking.Intelligence • Its almost without saying that your inherent intelligence must be expanded to the fullest degree in order to gain and hold the respect and admiration of your associates. .
but a complete understanding of your business and its many ramifications.Intelligence • You must not only have a thorough knowledge of your product and service. .
and the heart of man is written on his countenance. keep a good head on your shoulders and it will show in your personality! .Intelligence • Intelligence is built brick by brick on the facade of the human mind. but the soul reveals itself in the voice only. and it expands in proportion to its building." • In other words. • In the word of Longfellow: "The intellect of man sits enthroned visibly upon his forehead and in his eye.
the ability to both recognize and experience personality patterns and emotions. . you need to develop your Personality Intelligence • . and to understand organizations as collaborative social systems.Personality Intelligence • In order to be an effective leader in an interactive world.
• including developing the heart. – Also. • clearing the mind and • practicing deep listening.Personality Intelligence • You can do this in a number of ways. . you have to remember that to make people willing collaborators. you have to gain their respect. and maybe even their trust.
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without exercise it won’t get strong • Bureaucratic social character brought up in close knit nuclear family has strong emotional ties. interactives tend to be more detached. they sometimes build a shell around their heart. .DEVELOPING THE HEART • Literally heart is a muscle . • In contrast. so to avoid feeling vulnerable or being misled by their emotions . It’s easier for them to break off unsatisfying relationships but it’s also harder to commit themselves to others. • They use their gut instead of their heart in deciding people.
Clearing the mind 2. so there are disciplines to develop the heart 1. Listening and responding to others • Clearing the mind to see things as they are means frustrating the cravings that cloud the mind avoiding fantasy and all forms of escapism.• Just as there are disciplines to develop the intellect. • . Deep listening to get in touch with ourselves 3. • Furthermore. we can’t see people as they are when our minds are clouded by emotions Deep listening to get in touch with ourselves means experiencing what we would feel and think if we weren’t defending ourselves from these unpleasant feelings and thoughts.
• We can only overcome egocentrism when we get out of ourselves to see things from another’s point of view.• Listening and responding to others when we have cleared the mind and are awake frees us from the obsession with self. . so we can see others more clearly. • By realizing a vocation of service we strengthen our hearts and also attract others who find meaning in the same missions.