Emotional Intelligence : An Effective Leadership Skills Essay

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Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence (EI) is having the ability to recognize, perceive, control, and evaluate one’s emotions. EI is also the ability to see how one’s emotions affect others (Marquis & Huston, 2012; Mindtool, 1996-2015). In the healthcare landscape of today, effective leadership skills are critical to an organization. High EI is a skill that effective leaders possess (Sadri, 2012). When a leader has a high EI, they have a clear understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. Having the EI knowledge about themselves gives a leader the advantage to better address problems as they arise and to handle future complications in the organization (Fletcher, 2012). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the results of my EI assessment including strategies for developing my EI. The topic of how to work with others who do not demonstrate EI or who have different EI levels than myself will be discussed as well.
My Emotional Intelligence Assessment
Today’s healthcare leaders need to understand the value and the importance of providing an emotionally intelligent style of leadership. Staff will feel empowered and supported when their leader possesses the skills of EI. This EI will be necessary for addressing and implementing necessary changes in the delivery of today’s healthcare (Delmatoff & Lazarus, 2014).
The Institute for Health and Human Potential (2015), Emotional Intelligence Quiz calculate my results as showing that I am a person with high EI.
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