Organizational Awareness is an Emotional and Social Intelligence Leadership Competency. It means having the ability to read a group’s emotional currents and power relationships, and identify influencers, networks, and dynamics within the organization. Leaders who can recognize networking opportunities and read key power relationships are better equipped to navigate the demands of their leadership role.
In Organizational Awareness: A Primer, Daniel Goleman and colleagues introduce this competency, describe why it is important for quality leadership, and give some practical insights for developing this learnable skill.
Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Vanessa Druskat, George Pitagorsky, and Michele Nevarez explain what it takes to develop organizational awareness from the perspectives of research, psychology, team dynamics, systems theory, and leadership development.
Here’s what is included:
Overview of the Emotional and Social Intelligence Leadership Competency Model
Introduction to Organizational Awareness
Essential Skills for Building Organizational Awareness
Organizational Awareness in Action
Teams and Organizational Awareness
Putting Organizational Awareness to Work
Whether you are an individual looking to elevate your personal performance, a consultant or coach in need of research-based resources, or a head of leadership development in your organization seeking a brief, yet informative, resource to share with your team, this Primer is for you.