What does it mean to be a Healthy Leader?

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A healthy leader focuses on the Executive Physical health and the well-being of their team. They provide the tools and resources necessary for a productive work environment, communicate their vision, and provide support. They also reward the right qualities in employees. These include smart risk-taking, hard work, and an affinity for the mission. These qualities help them tap into their higher purpose and foster a sense of community. As a result, these leaders boost the results of their organizations. They also enable their employees to flourish in an increasingly complex world.

Having a strong home life

Having a healthy home life is an important aspect of being a leader. A home leader needs to be active and engaged, demonstrating the values of the family and making sure that those values are lived in the home. This includes being physically and emotionally active. It also means that the leader must be in tune with his or her own values rather than simply be a passive recipient of them.

Having a sharp intellect

In the workplace, an individual with a high IQ has the advantage of being able to perform higher-level functions of emotional intelligence (EI), such as managing conflict. In fact, a high IQ and high EI are the best combinations to achieve organizational goals. According to the Big Five model of personality traits, intelligence includes being informed, creative, assertive, dependable, and nurturing.

A strong emotional intelligence (EI) is often more important than technical knowledge. While an impressive IQ may help, a leader’s EI can be just as important as his or her technical expertise. Leaders who have both EI and IQ often produce superior results.

Asking the right questions

Asking questions is an important part of leadership. It sets a tone for exploration and connection. It can lead to solutions to seemingly intractable problems. In turn, it builds trust and buy-in. In addition, it is the hallmark of effective and influential leadership. In this article, we will look at how to ask the right questions in a variety of situations.

We judge a man by the questions he asks and his answers, so it is important for a leader to learn how to ask good questions. The right questions will enable a leader to see the complexities of a situation and identify levers that will create change. Ultimately, this requires humility and a thirst for knowledge.

The right questions can also help a leader be more aware of their staff’s needs. Many leaders make the mistake of assuming that everything is okay when there is something that isn’t. In fact, a staff member might be too afraid to open up or may simply stonewall, so a healthy leader should dig for details. Good questions will also help a leader be more understanding and avoid blaming.

Asking good questions will foster relationships and build rapport. They help people to feel that they have been heard and that you care about their needs. When people feel heard, they are more likely to engage in dialogue and commit to solving an issue. The right questions will also improve morale, foster innovation, and improve productivity.

Author Bio: 

The Executive Health Doc™, Dr. Shahan Chowdhury, is an executive health professional and concierge medicine pioneer, who is consistently ranked in the top 10% of executive health providers in the United States. Her clinic, Tailored Health, is located in Frisco, TX and empowers senior leaders to become the executives of their own health and long-term well-being.

 

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