Emotional Intelligence And Nursing Leadership

1638 Words May 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Emotional Intelligence and Nursing Leadership Today, the emphasis on the word leadership leads us to believe that it is unattainable by the average person. We hear phrases such as "leaders are born and not created" that make us feel that leadership is only for the few. In some instances, this could be the case, but a form of leadership that can be learned by anyone is known as emotional intelligence. Using leadership of this kind can be used in all sorts of career fields such as corporate, sales and even healthcare. This paper will further go into detail about the background and concept of emotional intelligence, how this leadership style affects the different nursing roles, how I plan on using this leadership concept in my practice and …show more content…
EQ is the groundwork of critical skills accountable in a higher job performance. Emotional intelligence is composed of four parts that together make up EQ. These four sections are broken down into two groups: personal competence and social competence. Within the personal competence, there is the self-awareness skill and the self-management skill. The self-awareness skill is the ability to recognize one 's emotions accurately at the moment they are rising and understanding the reasons for the increase in those emotions. Self-awareness allows one to know what they do well, what motivates them and to which situations and people push their buttons. The self-management skill is about being aware of one 's emotions and then to be able to direct one 's behavior into a positive one. In this skill instead of letting the emotion hijack one 's reaction to their feeling, one can control the emotion and instead able to produce a response appropriate to the situation. The second set of skills within the social competence group is social awareness and relationship management. In the social awareness skill, one can pick up on the emotions of others and be able to understand their situation in which these emotions (become displaced) are being displaced. To be able to have good social awareness skill one must be good at listening and observing. The relationship management skill is one 's ability to use their awareness
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