Emotional Intelligence And Effective Leadership

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Assignment 1: Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership Vigilkumar C. Patel BUS520: LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Dr. Eartha Eve Barnett October 29th 2015 “Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership”, one of the most important constructs in leadership today is the concept and application of emotional intelligence (EI). Emotional Intelligence (EQ or EI) is a term created by two researchers named Peter Salavoy and John Mayer who developed it as a psychological theory which was later popularized by Dan Goleman in his 1996 book (Emotional Intelligence). EI can be described as, "A form of intelligence relating to the emotional side of life, such as the ability to manage one 's own and others ' emotions, to…show more content…
When the second person returned home and found that the kids were noisy he just told himself, “well, why should I shout at the kids, they are not the ones to blame for my feelings, they always make that loud noise while playing. The main reason i am feeling bad is because of my boss”. That person recognized his emotions, thought about them, then acted in an emotionally intelligent way. Emotional intelligence taps into a fundamental element of human behavior that is distinct from our intellect. There is no known connection between intelligent quotient (IQ) and emotional intelligence; we simply cannot predict EI based on how smart someone is. Intelligence is the ability to learn, and it’s the same at any age of our life. On the other hand, EI is a flexible set of skills that can be acquired and improved with practice. Although some people are naturally more emotionally intelligent than others, we can develop high emotional intelligence even if we aren’t born with it. The concept of EQ argues that IQ is too narrow; it says that there are wider areas in the EQ that enables the successfulness of a person. Having only high IQ is not enough for getting success, which was tended to be the traditional measure of intelligence, which ignores essential behavioural as well as characteristic elements. Despite possessing a high IQ rating, it is not sure that success will follow us. Emotional intelligence does
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