Leading with Social Skill

Riggio, Ronald E.
November 2011
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p12
The article suggests focusing on basic social skills than on traits as a better approach to understanding leader effectiveness and for developing leaders. Six basic social skills for successful relationships and effective leadership are elaborated. The first three skills that deal with the ability to communicate emotionally include emotional expressiveness, emotional sensitivity, and emotional control. The next skills includes social expressiveness, social sensitivity, and social control.


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