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Emotional Intelligence

The Intimate Leader

The “intimate leader” sounds like a contradiction in terms or grounds for a sexual harassment lawsuit. We all know that communication is key to being an effective leader, but the struggle lies with what type of communication truly makes a leader the most effective. After working with many leaders, I can honestly say it is “intimate communication”. (I must preface my next statements with an apology to the non-traditional males and females out there.) If you are a female, you are probably becoming somewhat intrigued by this concept of leadership intimacy. However, if you are a male, you are most likely about to quickly look for a different article! Don’t leave yet… (more…)