Deepak Chopra: a-leader-bonds-emotionally

Deepak Chopra writes about leadership and emotions in his blog post  He makes some very pertinent points. For example, he says that acting on impulse is not the same as incorporating emotions into decision making. The article is worth reading in full.

Incorporating emotions into decision making requires awareness of emotions. For example acting on impulse may be driven by fear or greed (loss of opportunity), or arrogance (I know best, I am quick), or tiredness (this is getting tedious to let’s get done with this). It is rare to get a genuine flash of a great insight. It is also difficult to be sure that this indeed is the case unless one is aware of emotions.

To put simply, leaders combine passion (for a vision or mission) with logic to produce an agenda of actions and they inspire (attract, engage, get them to give their best) their people through all this. Emotions are at the core of leadership.

But all this is theory. What does on do? Learning Leadership offers practice based Emotional Leadership programs. Its web based modules are in use by a leading US university as part of a leadership course.

Web based and face to face workshops on Emotional Leadership are offered. Write to support@learning-leadership.com for details.

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3 thoughts on “Deepak Chopra: a-leader-bonds-emotionally

  1. Leadership often is misunderstood .as Charisma, personality trai etc somany other attributes .
    Genuine leadership calls for action in 3 fronts to lead a group to success in achieving the objective/goal. These are
    1. Intense desire/ inspiration to achieve some objective
    2. Gaining/ getting know how to execute the actions that will lead to the goal optimally
    3.Plunge into action , single minded. without shaking /rethinking of outcome of results in the midway and lead others until scheduled activities are completed, comewhat may as constraint…

    Your article emotional leadership is far from practical way to achieve anything good fo the followers . Pl. rectify your thinking about leadership and counselling people in distress.

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  2. @Guha: Thank you for your comments. I agree with the three main points that you have written. As far as our programs are concerned they are entirely practical and participants need to come up with specific and time bound actions. This post was merely an extension of Deepak Chopra’s article and focuses on importance of emotions. I agree that emotions, facts, logic, actions are all important. There are some ho entirely rely on behavioral aspects and some who are skeptical about importance of emotions in leadership effectiveness. A balance is necessary. There is a lot of information about our programs in this blog and elsewhere on http://www.learning-leadership.com. That covers points that you raise. Thank you again for your suggestions.

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  3. I RECALL THE ROAD SCENE OFTEN WE COME ACROSS e.g

    A RAM LEADING A LARGE GROUP OF HIS FOLLOWERS WHO ARE emotionally bound, with their leader TO BUTCHER,S SHOP ..

    RECENTLY , IN ANNUAL MEET, TOP INDIAN BUSINESS LEADERS HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR GRIEVANCES ABOUT THE MBAs PASS OUTS FROM iNDIAN TOP MANAGEMENT INSTITUTES( .
    they have been found useless in industry/business enviroment} ..( ref: TOI )

    IT IS TIME TO RATIFY COURSE/ CURRICULAMS DELETING the USELESS PRACTICES .AND TRAIN MANAGEMENT STUDENTS SOME USEFUL THINGS.
    OTHERWISE THEY WILL BE PERSON NONGRATA , UNWELCOME TO INDIAN BUSINESS HOUSES.

    PL. EXCUSE ME TELLING THE UNFAVOURABLE TRUTH (.. but i am helpless to advise otherwise.) .

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