Relational Intelligence: How Leaders Can Expand Their Influence Through a New Way of Being Smart

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RI

Relational Intelligence (RI) reminds us that the way we chooseto relate to one another determines the quality of our humanexperience and reveals what we value most. If we took a panoramicview of humanity, we'd discover that human relationshipsunfortunately are often reduced to a commodity, as if people werebuying, selling, and trading relationships for personal benefit.This book challenges leaders to no longer see people as a means toan end ...

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Overview

RI

Relational Intelligence (RI) reminds us that the way we chooseto relate to one another determines the quality of our humanexperience and reveals what we value most. If we took a panoramicview of humanity, we'd discover that human relationshipsunfortunately are often reduced to a commodity, as if people werebuying, selling, and trading relationships for personal benefit.This book challenges leaders to no longer see people as a means toan end but to approach people with relational intelligence.

In this book, thought leader, relational intelligencepractitioner, and professor Steve Saccone defines the six roles ofa relational genius and why they're essential for the relationallyintelligent leader. These life-changing principles can be appliedboth to church leadership and any other leadership context.

While many leaders want to be relationally intelligent, theystruggle to understand what it means and how to implement it.Saccone defines RI in a clear and provocative way: "Relational" inRI means learning to see people as the highest value and conveyingthat to them. The "Intelligent" part of RI means learning effectiveinterpersonal skills and then applying them in ways that expandinfluence.

Many leaders long to be influential and missional but,mistakenly, this pursuit is often at the cost of valuing people.When leaders get the relational part right (loving well), andcombine it with the intelligence part (applying effectiveinterpersonal skills), their impact will be far-reaching, and evenimmeasurable.

As a result of becoming relationally intelligent, the world willbecome not only a smarter place, but a more human one. This is theworld Jesus envisions, where love and mission intersect—aworld that can only become a reality if we begin to live—andlead with—this new way of being smart.

About Leadership Network

The mission of Leadership Network identifies and connectsinnovative church leaders, providing them with resources in theform of new ideas, people, and tools. Contact Leadership Network atwww.leadnet.org.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470438695
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Leadership Network Series, #40
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,114,819
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Saccone serves as a catalyst at Mosaic, a communityof faith in Los Angeles. His roles include campus pastor anddirector of Protégé (a two-year global leadershipdevelopment program). In addition, Steve works as a faith fieldadvisor for The Gallup Organization, speaker, consultant forMonvee, and professor for Golden Gate Seminary. He has an M.A. inTransformational Leadership and lives in Los Angeles with his wife,Cheri, and son, Hudson.

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Table of Contents

About Leadership Network.

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE The Origins of Relational Intelligence.

1. The Human Economy.

2. The Michael Scott Syndrome.

PART TWO The Hidden Power of a Relational Genius.

3. The Art of Likeability.

4. Energy Carriers.

5. Be Interested in Others.

6. Be Interesting to Others.

7. Conversational Futurists.

8. Invest in Investors.

Bibliography.

The Author.

Index.

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