#TotallyTrendyTuesday Being a Leader Requires Emotional Intelligence

One of my favorite books of all time is Illusions; The Adventures of the Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach.  The book offers a tremendous level of insight for leaders and anyone interested in self discovery. 

I bring up the book because it is a wonderful summary of the importance of emotional intelligence, knowing yourself and being comfortable enough with yourself to feel your feelings.  Each time I read it, I learn something new about myself. 

One of my favorite parts of the book is Chapter thirteen, and while I would encourage you to read the entire book, here is chapter 13 for you to take in and reflect on your own choices and ability to respond to the life of your creation.  

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What do you think? Is the life of choice, responsibility and emotional intelligence necessary for today's leaders? 

I would enjoy hearing your perspective on the topic.

Lindsey Rainwater, also known as Lindsey RainH2O, is a sought-after business consultant, leadership coach, writer and presenter to the fitness and wellness industry. For more information about Rainwater, follow her on Twitter @LindseyRainH2O or check out her website www.linseyrainh2o.com