Emotional Intelligence And Effective Leadership

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Assignment 1: Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership
Vigilkumar C. Patel
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 motivate oneself and restrain impulses, and to handle interpersonal relationships effectively." Peter Salovey and John Mayer coined the term in 1990 to describe an "ability to monitor, discriminate, and use the information of one 's own and others ' emotions to guide thinking and action." They believed EI consisted of four elements - identifying, using, understanding and managing emotions.
Let us take a simple incident as an example which will make the concept of EI more-easy to be understood: Two people had a fight with their boss at work. One of them was emotionally intelligent and the other wasn 't. On returning to their homes the first, who wasn 't emotionally intelligent, started shouting at his children. This guy acted based…
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