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Neeta Bhushan shares how emotional GRIT can make you a Stronger Leader

Neeta Bhushan shares how emotional GRIT can make you a Stronger Leader

For a long time, innate leadership skills have claimed the top spot for factors that make someone a good leader. Well, this carries some sense of truth in it but has to take more than that to make a great leader. A great strategist will always get the credit as a good leader in the business world, but it doesn’t imply they are the strongest. This, therefore, raises the question of what then can make you a great leader?Neeta Bhushan, an award-winning author, coach, and co-founder of Global Grit Institute & Dharma Coaching Institute, has also weighed in on the debate to give her views. Neeta is also an advocate for emotional and mental health, helping others transition in life by finding their purpose.According to Neeta, innate and taught leadership skills contribute to being a good leader but won’t make you great. She strongly believes in grit to be a significant characteristic that completes a strong leader. Neeta views GRIT and positive-minded leadership to be the difference between a good and firm leader. To her, GRIT is the ability to approach leadership with the passion and resilience to achieve set goals from a long-term view. She also uses GRIT as an acronym with 4-step process and framework as best described in her international best-selling book, Emotional Grit.In fact, Neeta backs recent studies that show grit to be more critical for leadership success than your intelligence. To her, every other leadership quality is dependent on grit for your success. Anyone can have a talent for leadership or learn the skills, but they all amount to little or no success without grit. She counts on emotional grit to be the backbone of a strong leader.The 4-part process for any leader to begin building their Emotional GRIT begins with step 1: grow. This happens when you are building awareness and checking in with yourself of what you are willing to change, or learn more about, or recognize is probably not working.Neeta believes that grit helps you become more adaptable, an essential characteristic for any leader. A more decisive leader can embrace and overcome any adversities that come their way, which is only possible with grit.The second step in the 4-part framework is Reveal. Once you are able to grow and learn what is working or not working you are ready to reveal into your next chapter, and accept your current position. Acceptance is key here because it allows you to move forward during any tough time, adversity or challenge.The third step in the 4 part framework is Innovate. Now, to Neeta, when leaders have the emotional intelligence to steer through hardships with their eyes on the goal they are ready to adapt as well as make changes. They know that tough decisions sometimes need to be made and its part of the game of leadership. She says that the grit in them helps them avoid any discouragement when things go south. The ability to hold your head up and lead at such moments is what makes you a stronger leader than the rest.Lastly, the fourth step in the GRIT process is Transform. When leaders commit to innovate, they are agile and adaptable for any crisis, which allows them to transform. Transform their company, work culture, and teams. In this stage they are focused on action.Dr. Neeta also associates passion and commitment with grit. She holds that leaders under the GRIT framework will undoubtedly enjoy their roles and find the purpose to attach to long-term objectives. To her, such leaders show their commitment to their craft and their purpose to accomplish the tasks.A strong leader is also identified by their abilities to instill hope, drive, and belief in their teams, and that’s precisely what is revealed when using the GRIT framework. Dr. Neeta points out that the framework not only provides the ability to adapt, and be curious as leaders, but also provides the hindsight and the foresight to acknowledge any setbacks while being compassionate in the process. This defines the difference between leaders that use GRIT to the average junior leader. To her, with the GRIT framework leaders are in a constant evolution, driving change, sustainability, adaptability, and transformation within teams and organizations.Disclaimer: This is a company press release. No HT journalist is involved in the creation of this content.Download.

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