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6 Actionable Steps to Leading More Effectively in 2022

In this piece, we are going to focus on six areas that create an engaging leader. Through the course of this blog post, you can identify, or pick the one or two behaviours that you think you should work on.

No matter what our calling is in life, our success depends on our interactions with others. Even in this pandemic, we have found ways of connecting and reaching out to others.

Emotional intelligence is managing how people feel.

“Emotional Intelligence is the way we ‘show up’. This determines the way people feel, and the way people feel determines the extent to which they can engage. In turn, this impacts pretty much everything about the outcome of that relationship.”

This is the Genos Mantra that you may have heard if you have attended previous Genos presentations.

What do these engaging leaders have in common?

Engaging others can also be referred to as charisma. Charisma is a special quality of leadership that captures the popular imagination and inspires allegiance and devotion. The names of some charismatic leaders that come to mind are Richard Branson, Mother Theresa, Nelsen Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Dalai Lama to name a few.

The origin of the word ‘charisma’ means ‘a God-given gift’. So many have wondered and questioned ‘do these people have it from birth or is it developed?’ If you run a simple Google search for “How to boost/grow engagement as a leader,” you’ll find a whopping 40+ million articles offering guidance on how to become more engaging or how to boost the engagement levels of your teams.

It doesn’t matter if you are a leader, a politician a businessperson, or a parent we can all be engaging but it takes effort. Engaging people helps us and make us feel good. So, we can describe engagement as a heightened emotional connection that an employee feels for his or her organisation, that influences him or her to exert greater discretionary effort in his or her work.

So, the good news is that anyone can learn how to be an engaging and charismatic leader - but yes it does take effort. Here are six behav