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June 28, 2015

Nelson Mandela

A good heart and a good mind are always a formidable combination.

Nelson Mandela

In the realm of leadership, Nelson Mandela encapsulated it all by emphasizing that a leader must have both mind and heart, sound. If you can write or communicate well then you also got something special right there.

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Nelson Mandela as prisoner (Photo by: Lionel Shapiro)

It is not IQ over EQ, or the other way around but it is having both. Your skill in communication as well will always help you win with EQ and IQ combined.

One leads thinking that he’s got the cleverest idea but does not have the right amount of sensitivity, self-control, empathy and not having the right motivation then this leader is leading in vain. People who follow you don’t care about what or how much you know but in how much you genuinely care. You don’t lead for you, but for your people and their interests.

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Learning and Culture Director at Stellar Philippines
Fran Saguindang Riego de Dios, MS has been in training and leadership development for more than a decade now. In earning her Master of Science in Biology degree, she joined the College of Science and Mathematics faculty of MSU-IIT and published her studies in Asia Life and Philippine Scientists Journals. For her, moving into the corporate world felt odd at first but with the scientific method and discipline in her backpack, it has become a fulfilling experience. You may also visit her personal Science Blog Site at Live Well. She also enjoys music (sings and plays the piano) and art (portrait sketch).
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