Four Pillars

The Four Pillars of Leadership

Daniel Goleman’s research clarifies that when leaders have emotional intelligence, their impact on organizational culture enhances operational and financial success.  Using this research as a foundation, Tresane uses The Four Pillars of Leadership to create a common language and framework for effective teams to adopt the skills needed to navigate a fast-paced, complex world. 


Emotional self-awareness: the ability to read your emotions, spotting their impact on work performance, relationships, etc.

Accurate self-assessment: a realistic evaluation of strengths and limitations.

Self-confidence: a strong and positive sense of self-worth

Self-Control (skill)

Self-Control: ability to control disruptive emotions and impulses.

Trustworthiness: the consistent display of honesty and integrity.

Conscientiousness: ability to manage yourself and your responsibilities.

Adaptability: ability to adjust to changing situations and overcome obstacles.

Achievement orientations: drive to meet an internal standard of excellence.

Initiative: a readiness to seize opportunities.

Reading Others (awareness)

Empathy: the ability to sense other people’s emotions, understand their perspective, and take an interest in their concerns.

Organizational awareness: ability to read currents.

Service orientation: the ability to recognize and meet customers’ needs.

Navigating Diverse Viewpoint (skill)

Visionary leadership: ability to lead toward a compelling vision.

Influence: ability to wield a range of persuasive tactics.

Developing others: supporting others through feedback and guidance.

Communication: skilled listener and able to deliver a clear, well-tuned message.

Change catalyst: able to initiate new ideas and lead people in a new direction.

Conflict management: ability to deescalate disagreements and orchestrate resolutions.

Building bonds: proficiency at cultivating and maintaining a web of relationships.

Teamwork and collaboration: can promote cooperation and build teams.