“Most leaders are not all head, hands or heart – most are some combination, which is why there are seven Change Leader styles,” Trautlein says. “And even leaders who have all three in seemingly equal measures have some pitfalls to watch out for.”
The point is not to change who we are fundamentally, but rather to embrace our strengths, shore up our blindspots, and adapt our styles to be more effective when leading across a variety of different people and situations. By building their CQ, leaders simultaneously become more powerful to help their teams and organizations – as well as less stressed and frustrated themselves. And, they more consistently role model the pivotal leadership qualities CEOs most admire.
About Barbara Trautlein, PhD.: Barbara Trautlein is author of Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks, and a change leadership consultant, international speaker and researcher. Learn more at www.ChangeCatalysts.com.