Emotional Intelligence in Homeland Security

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Emotional Intelligence in Homeland Security Robert Frost once wrote, “Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found out that it was ourselves.” In the business world, professionals are told to leave their emotional baggage “at the door,” and this emotional plug can eventually lead to personal consequences. The very thing that Robert Frost says we withhold is our heart. Our hearts and the workings of our feelings create an important type of intelligence: an emotional intelligence. It is this very intelligence that motivates us to accomplish our goals, desires, and tasks. This gives us a more purposeful path to follow, and it transforms our thoughts and actions from what we think about into how we carry out our lives. Emotions can be very powerful, and in Latin, emotions are described as motus anima, which literally means, “the spirit that moves us” (Cherniss, 2000). The interesting fact of emotional intelligence can be directly tied to the success of any career. Interpersonal relationships, communication clarification, and employment satisfaction are only a few of the benefits which can come from its controlled use in the workplace. When being linked with leaders, emotional intelligence can be the distinguishing factor between great leadership and average leaders. Within this research paper, emotional intelligence will be examined from the use of 12 research journals. The origin of the concept, definition of the term, areas of the foundations, innate prospects,
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