Emotional Intelligence : Being A Leader

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Emotional Intelligence Being a leader is a gift, something that is hard to learn and many people are more predisposed to be a leader than others. People that are natural leaders, very often have this sort of charisma that draws others to follow them. A good example of a wonderful religious leader in my opinion would be John Paul II. Ever since John Paul was a kid he has had this natural ability to positively affect people around him. Moreover, John Paul’s emotional intelligence made him even a greater religious leader because it has allowed him not only to reason more effectively, but also allowed him to be empathic to others. As I approach end of nursing school I want to improve my level of emotional intelligence because it will not only prepare me to be a better leader one day but also it will give me a greater self-awareness and will allow me to be a better nurse. Definitions, History, and Concepts According to Hein emotional intelligence can be defined as” innate potential to feel, use, communicate, recognize, remember, describe, identify, learn from, manage, understand and explain emotions” (Hein 2005). In my opinion, emotional intelligence means that one is aware of emotions not only my emotions but also the emotions of others. Being emotionally intelligent also means having self-regulation, having great social skills, and being able to get through to people. Being emotionally intelligent means that the leader understands another person’s feelings, emotions and
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