Visionary leadership and influence in the context of Emotional Intelligence


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Visionary leadership and influence in the context of Emotional Intelligence

  1. 1. Visionary Leadership and Influence in the context of EI Presented By: Shubham Singhal 80303120053 NMIMS, Hyderabad
  2. 2. The meaning The ability to create and articulate a realistic, credible, and attractive vision of the future that improves upon the present situation.
  3. 3. Visionary Leaders for Success
  4. 4. A few quotes from the great visionary leaders  “Remembering that I‟ll be dead soon is the most important tool I‟ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life”. (Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement ceremony 2005).  “Leave the World a Better Place Than You Found It” – Bill Gates  "Big thinking precedes great achievement.“ - Wilferd Peterson
  5. 5. Advantages of Visionary Leadership in Organizations • Visionary leadership integrates the task orientation style and people orientation style of leadership in a qualitatively new level of performance. People will perform tasks because they are happy to do them as they are inspired by the vision. In the same manner, the whole organization will have a certain degree of semi “religious” cohesiveness and a sense of solidarity because they share a common cause. • Visionary leadership brings out the best in people and make them perform beyond their imagined limitations. People will be happy not only because their leader is the best but because they have become their best selves because of their leader. • In Visionary Leadership, the mechanisms of control such as rewards and punishments become internal rather than external. People would want to do things right because they understand it in their hearts and not because of some external monetary rewards, social commendations or promotions. As the saying goes, “Virtue is a reward in itself.”
  6. 6. Advantages of Visionary Leadership in Organizations • Visionary leadership easily transcends individual personality idiosyncrasies and differences that characterize many office-related squabbling. The leader and the members have a sense of communion. The members accept each other because they are all together having the same dreams and they are all working together making those dreams come true. Each contributes his best to create the most fruitful working environment. People are not affected by petty issues because they have a big picture to look up to. • Visionary leadership empowers all the members to be strong to face all challenges despite the odds. This is because their vision is larger than themselves. They are not working for a selfish purpose alone. They are working with a sense of mission and meaning that provides spiritual energy to everybody in the organization. Thus the morale of the group is always high as they are always ready to face problems and setbacks.
  7. 7. 8 Principles of visionary leadership  Principle 1: The visionary leader must do on-site observation leading to personal perception of changes in societal values from an outsider's point of view.  Principle 2: Even though there is resistance, never give up; squeeze the resistance between outside-in pressure in combination with top-down inside instruction.  Principle 3: Transformation is begun with symbolic disruption of the old or traditional system through top-down efforts to create chaos within the organisation.  Principle 4: The direction of transformation is illustrated aimed by a symbolic visible image and the visionary leader's symbolic behaviour.  Principle 5: Quickly establishing new physical, organisational and behavioural systems is essential for successful transformation.  Principle 6: Real change leaders are necessary to enable transformation.  Principle 7: Create an innovative system to provide feedback from results.  Principle 8: Create a daily operation system, including a new work structure, new approach to human capabilities and improvement activities.
  8. 8. Six Emotional Leadership Styles
  9. 9. Six Emotional Leadership Styles  The Visionary Leader  The Visionary Leader moves people towards a shared vision, telling them where to go but not how to get there - thus motivating them to struggle forwards. They openly share information, hence giving knowledge power to others.They can fail when trying to motivate more experienced experts or peers. This style is best when a new direction is needed. Overall, it has a very strong impact on the climate.  The Coaching Leader  The Coaching Leader connects wants to organizational goals, holding long conversations that reach beyond the workplace, helping people find strengths and weaknesses and tying these to career aspirations and actions. They are good at delegating challenging assignments, demonstrating faith that demands justification and which leads to high levels of loyalty. Done badly, this style looks like micromanaging. It is best used when individuals need to build long-term capabilities. It has a highly positive impact on the climate.  The Affiliative Leader  The Affiliative Leader creates people connections and thus harmony within the organization. It is a very collaborative style which focuses on emotional needs over work needs. When done badly, it avoids emotionally distressing situations such as negative feedback. Done well, it is often used alongside visionary leadership. It is best used for healing rifts and getting through stressful situations. It has a positive impact on climate.
  10. 10. Six Emotional Leadership Styles – Contd.  The Democratic Leader  The Democratic Leader acts to value inputs and commitment via participation, listening to both the bad and the good news. When done badly, it looks like lots of listening but very little effective action. It is best used to gain buy-in or when simple inputs are needed ( when you are uncertain). It has a positive impact on climate.  The Pace-setting Leader  The Pace-setting Leader builds challenge and exciting goals for people, expecting excellence and often exemplifying it themselves. They identify poor performers and demand more of them. If necessary, they will roll up their sleeves and rescue the situation themselves. They tend to be low on guidance, expecting people to know what to do. They get short term results but over the long term this style can lead to exhaustion and decline. Done badly, it lacks Emotional Intelligence, especially self-management. A classic problem happens when the 'star techie' gets promoted. It is best used for results from a motivated and competent team. It often has a very negative effect on climate (because it is often poorly done).  The Commanding Leader  The Commanding Leader soothes fears and gives clear directions by his or her powerful stance, commanding and expecting full compliance (agreement is not needed). They need emotional self- control for success and can seem cold and distant. This approach is best in times of crisis when you need unquestioned rapid action and with problem employees who do not respond to other methods.
  11. 11. Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Visionary Relationship  The study explored the relationships between Emotional Intelligence and Visionary Relationship and organisational citizenship behavior in continuing higher education  The results surprisingly showed a negligible relationship between leader emotional intelligence and visionary leadership – this was surprising because both EI and visionary leadership have cognitive and affective bases and prior research showed links between EI and transformational leadership, and visionary leadership is rooted in transformational leadership.  The lack of association is not a complete surprise because of instrumentation issues with the prior studies.  The findings of the study demonstrated a moderate relationship between visionary leadership and employee organizational citizenship behavior  Source: Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Visionary Relationship – By Ann M. Solan
  12. 12. What is it that makes a visionary become a visionary leader? A visionary may dream wonderful visions of the future and articulate them with great inspiration. A visionary is good with words.
  13. 13. But a visionary leader is good with actions as well as words, and so can bring his/her vision into being in the world, thus transforming it in some way. More than words are needed for a vision to take form in today‟s world. It requires leadership and heartfelt commitment.
  14. 14. What are the qualities and abilities of true visionary leaders?  Visionary leadership is based on a balanced expression of the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical dimensions.  It requires core values, clear vision, empowering relationships, and innovative action.  When one or more of these dimensions are missing, leadership cannot manifest a vision.
  15. 15. INNOVATIVE, COURAGEOUS ACTION  Visionary leaders are especially noted for transforming old mental maps or paradigms, and creating strategies that are “outside the box” of conventional thought  They then create innovative strategies for actualizing their vision
  16. 16. The Business Profile Risk takers:Visionary leaders are risk takers. They take risk for acheving the desired goals.
  17. 17. The Business Profile  Good communicators, understanding the importance of effective communication at all levels and they organize the board and its committees accordingly
  18. 18. The Business Profile  Systems thinkers seeking to understand the root causes and forces that shape the issues and challenges they will face in the boardroom
  19. 19. A message! - Choose your leader wisely and check whether he has the „big picture‟ – the vision in mind and whether he has the required EI competencies or not!
  20. 20. Thank You!