Individual Action Plan Leadership Essay

2963 Words Mar 11th, 2012 12 Pages
HP | Individual Action Plan | Change Through Direct Action | | Na | 12/12/2011 |

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The intention of the following individual action plan is to recognize my leadership strengths and identify areas where I am able to further develop and strengthen my leadership qualities. The challenge within the action plan is to be cognizant of my strengths and weaknesses within the context of my professional and personal life allowing for me to constructively work towards strengthening my weaknesses. The deeper subset to the challenge will require that truth and sincerity of my experiences both professionally and personally be disclosed. The sense of urgency is present and current, I have personally
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I do need to recognize that other scholars limit emotional intelligence to a much narrower set of factors (qtd. In Cameron and Whetten, 2011, p.63), which would not allow for a final and complete assessment of leadership based on the exclusivity of analysis. I have chosen to pursue the Goleman framework for guiding and addressing the specific challenge to complete the action plan based on the clarity and broader scope of evaluation provided by Goleman. I would like to establish a correlation between Mayer and Salovey as they relate to Goleman. I believe that self-awareness is an interior component of emotional intelligence this being the primary distinction between Goleman and Mayer & Salvoy. The ability of emotional intelligence centers on a person’s skill in recognizing emotional information and carrying out abstract reasoning using this emotional information. More specifically, emotional intelligence involves the “abilities to perceive, appraise, and express emotion; to access and/or generate feelings when they facilitate thought; to understand emotion and emotional knowledge; and to regulate emotions to promote emotional and intellectual growth (Mayer & Salovey, 1997, p.10). I believe that without an understanding of Mayer and Salovey it is difficult to use Goleman’s framework. I believe that the two approaches are codependent of one another. I assert that in this instance it will be acknowledged that we
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