Leadership is a relationship between those who aspire to lead and those who choose to follow. It's the quality of this relationship that matters most when we're engaged in getting extraordinary things done. Strategies, tactics, skills, and practices are empty without understanding the human aspirations that connect leaders and constituents. A leader-constituent relationship that's characterized by fear and distrust will never, ever produce anything of lasting value. A relationship characterized by mutual respect and confidence will overcome the greatest adversities and leave a legacy of significance.
And because leadership is a relationship, a leader's ultimate success is indisputably linked to their emotional intelligence. In this Webcast, best-selling and award-winning author Jim Kouzes will explore this fundamental truth about leadership and how all of the evidence that he and his coauthor, Barry Posner, have gathered during their over 25 years of research strongly indicate that emotional intelligence is a prerequisite to exemplary leadership.