Emotional Intelligence And Psychological Intelligence

1493 Words Nov 1st, 2015 6 Pages
Have you ever thought about how many emotions you have in one single day? Now think about how many emotions you have had just at work alone. Emotions are extremely important and can rule our lives daily. We make decisions off of them, choose activities based on them and the way we react in situations can depend on them. When digging deeper you will find a concept called “emotional intelligence” which puts you in tune with not only your emotions but the emotions of others as well. This paper will fully explain “emotional intelligence” along with examples of the concept, examine the theories of “emotional intelligence” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient”, suggest reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence in today’s workforce, speculate on the consequences when leaders do not possess emotional intelligence, explore elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness and finally recommend a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence.
“Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor the feelings and emotions of the self and of others and to use this information to guide tone’s behaviors.” (Wicks, Nakisher, Grimm, 2014). A person with low emotional intelligence will get uneasy and think irrational when a high priority project is due and their employer begins to lay heavy…
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