4 Human Leadership Skills that Your People Will Love You For

Hilary Corna
4 min readJun 28, 2022

Great leadership demands developing necessary skills. In 2020 alone, companies invested $163.5B in leadership training in the US.

When we think of leaders, skills that often come into our mind are:

Decisiveness. Creativity. Strong communication skills. Strategic thinking. Strong charisma.

These are traits that people may admire you for; however, there are other great leadership skills that are equally important but often overlooked. They are usually soft skills that can help not only during your day-to-day operations, but also at times when you’re leading through change and uncertainty.

Here are 4 human leadership traits that your people will love you for:

1. High Emotional Intelligence

A leader with high emotional intelligence (EI) can recognize, understand, show and manage not only their own emotions, but other people’s emotions as well. Research conducted by the Institute for Health and Human Potential that included over 10,000 global leaders revealed that leaders with high EI have a solid level of self-awareness about their relationships among their behavior, how it makes others feel and, more importantly, how it makes their people perform.

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Hilary Corna

CEO | Founder of The Human Way | Bestselling Author | New book #UNprofessional out 9/21 | Host of the UNprofessional podcast | As seen in Forbes, Fortune, WSJ