What is emotional intelligence? Why it is important to understand emotional intelligence in today’s society? People can have a wide range of emotions from being happy, confused, angry, sad, etc. As individuals’, it’s important to understand our own emotions as well as those around us at home, work, and in social environments. If we are able to comprehend and control our emotions, it makes it easier for us to see others’ perceptions of ourselves.
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be perceptively in tune with emotion to present a sound situational awareness. An emotionally intelligent leader is one who has good management of his emotions through knowing, understanding and responding to the emotions so that he or she exhibits social skills to manage relationships, has social awareness, self-management, empathy, motivation, and self-awareness. In essence, emotionally intelligent leaders understand and manage their emotions along with those of their followers so that they know what they are feeling and how those feelings affect others (Palestini, 2012).
Before I can start discussing the relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership, I must explain why the three sources used in the report are credible. First, all three sources are credible because each article was found using The University of Texas at Austin’s library databases. In other words, none of the articles were found using Google or another unreliable search engine. Second, all of the sources are published in educational or business journals. Due to this fact, all three journals increase in credibility. Furthermore, each article uses references from other sources to further support any findings and conclusions. Due to these three reasons, I have concluded that all sources used for this paper are credible.
Living in the 21st Century one must be able to control what is important in the day to day lives. One must be able to understand the emotions of others as well as their own. In the growing work force it is becoming important as the silent generation moves into retirement and the Technology babies enters. Emotional intelligence or (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some has even felt that emotional intelligence is the characteristic of a learned behavior and can be strengthened, others believe it is something you are born with.
I had no clue how the online assessments that I took would help me, like any other person would think. But later, when I took the tests, I realized the importance of these assessments which gave me an insight of my true self, and helped me pin point my strengths and weaknesses in almost every department. These assessments helped me connect more to myself and the people around me. In this paper, I am going to discuss all the results from the various tests I took online and show how they reflect my leadership style and how I analyze the results to my own leadership potential, with help of examples experienced by me in life.
Leadership takes on many faces depending on the responsibilities and environments that are available (Rubino, Esparza & Chassiakos, 2014). However, some basic qualities are universal to all effective leaders. Emotional intelligence and conflict resolution skills form part of crucial leadership qualities (Parker, Sakfloske & Stough, 2009). Emotional intelligence, basically, refers to the ability of an individual to understand and interpret emotions effectively. The paper is based on a self-assessment on leadership qualities.
There are many different characteristics a person needs to possess in order to be an effective leader and to be an asset to a company. Besides having a high IQ a leader must be able to evaluate a business environment, manage tasks efficiently, promote strategic thinking and innovation, and manage change. All the traits just mentioned are extremely important, although, recent studies have showed one of the more important characteristics a leader must possess in order to be effective is emotional intelligence.
"Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the "success" in our lives." The Effective leader requires a high degree of Emotional Intelligence. In this study, the various skills of Emotional Intelligence can be related with real situations. The various skills of Emotional Intelligence are Self awareness, self regulation, motivation, Empathy, social skill. People with high self-awareness are also able
What is Daniel Goleman's Theory of Emotional Intelligence? How does Goleman's theory relate to leadership in the workplace or in the political milieu? Why is image management important for leadership? Answers to these and other issues will be presented in this paper.
Nice job on your post. “Emotional Intelligence (EI) involves the ability to perceive emotion, the capacity to reason about emotion, to access and generate emotion so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotion to promote emotional and intellectual growth” (Sadri, 2012, p. 536). I agree with you it is an important component of effective leadership and essential to effective team interaction and productivity. It is an important attribute of a successful leader. Emotional Intelligence needs to be cultivated in order to have a professional impact so as to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Leaders should be able to recognize, appraise, foresee and manage emotions to work
The author was given the task to explain emotional intelligence, and give two (2) example of the concept. Second, to examine, the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.” Third to suggest two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce, as well as to speculate on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence. Fourth, to explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness. Lastly, to recommend a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby
The researchers hypothesized that “emotional intelligence (as measured through the 5 aspects) will positively relate to transformational leadership measured through inspirational motivation, idealized
Before delving into detail about emotional intelligence the term must be understood first, according to Palmer et al .(2001) emotional intelligence is the ability to be aware about other peoples emotions as well as their own, can they motivate others, listen to others, be emotionally caring and as Thorndyke (1920) says “the ability to act wisely in human relations”. The report summarises the key research in emotional intelligence among leaders and how emotional intelligence is relevant for project managers.
Modern organizations are confronted with demands and pressure is growing consistently cost -effective education leadership, continues to intrigue researchers and practitioners. Considerable amount of research and attention to emotional intelligence and life, personality, social interaction, teamwork, education and leadership to identify links between social satisfactions has been paid. Today increasingly complex and changing world, researcher’s emphasized need for the new management approach has. Concept of emotional intelligence has gained popularity in recent decades, however, rooted in the study of features and concepts of EI conducted during twentieth century. Previous work has contributed to success of life in which general intelligence, with exception, identified scope. However, current concepts of emotional intelligence have begun to show that it was not until 1980. Emotional intelligence is the capacity to recognize emotions, to reach and produce emotions in order to support a thought, to appreciate emotions and recognize the meanings of emotions, and thoughtfully control emotions in order to support both superior emotion and thought Emotional Intelligence is a technique of identifying, learning, and selecting how we assume, experience, and performs. It outlines our communications with others and knowing ourselves. Emotions are planned to provide guidance, to assist individuals when they came across with important situation to leave to mental
Leaders today are presented with an ever-increasing reliance on unifying a team or organization to achieve goals and objectives. With this demand for higher-level leaders, the ability through which a leader is able to appeal to specific traits and qualities is never more important. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is one area of focus that a leader in the marketplace today must be able to appeal to and demonstrate as a core competency.