The book “Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence” explores the role of emotional intelligence in leadership. Also, opens links between organizational success or failure and "primal leadership," the authors argue that a leader 's emotions are spreadable. If a leader spread energy and enthusiasm, the organization will thrives. If a leader spreads negativity and conflict, the organization will struggles. The authors of this book are Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee’s. The following paragraph will provide short background about each author.
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).
Explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.
The Open Door policy is an policy that allows open ports in a county to any other countries that is under the policy. It protected countries to easy trade with each other and relations between different countries were formed. The person that made the Open Door policy was U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and he sent the policy to Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Russia. This policy shape how America created foreign policy in East Asia. But not all the countries John Hay sent policy like this. Germany, France, and Russia were against the policy because they would not have benefited from it. Great Britain, Japan, and the U.S. supported the policy because them benefited from it. This policy helped started trade with China.
150). After reviewing the qualities and characteristics of a transformational leader and the desired traits of a leader who is emotionally intelligent, it can be assumed, based on the studies done in both articles, that because Transformational leaders rely on their feelings to help convey a message, their success is due to their emotional intelligence (Lam & O’Higgins 2010; Satterlee 2013; Matthew & Gupta
Leaders must control their own emotions in order to guide others (Jackson and Daly, 2011). In fact, “many of the dangers to which leaders are exposed arise as a result of not recognizing and responding appropriately to constituents ' emotional needs” (Jackson and Daly, 2011, p. 22). When leaders activate their emotional competence, their ability to be resilient is strengthened. Resilient leaders are able to make a positive difference in the lives of others and do so consistently.
In this paper, I will thoroughly describe how an EI level can enhance or hamper being an effective leader. I will also explain in detail five of the core themes, gratitude, compassion, empathy, forgiveness, and mindfulness. Emotional Intelligence and understanding the core themes is beneficial in everyday life. As leaders, it is essential and will assist in providing a positive work environment.
In his book Emotional Intelligence (1995), Daniel Goleman coined the term emotional intelligence, and discussed the importance of affective qualities in leaders, such as self-awareness, empathy, and social skill. In his article “What Makes a Leader?” (2004), published in the Harvard Business Review, Goleman discussed the necessary criteria for great leadership:
In Daniel Goleman’s article, “The emotional intelligence of leaders,” he asserts that emotional intelligence not rational intelligence is what distinguishes exceptional leaders from average leaders. Biologically speaking, feelings and emotions developed in the limbic system before the development of rational thought in the cerebral cortex. Emotional intelligence involves the balance and synergy between the emotional and rational centers of the human brain. Goleman, a psychologist who has written articles for the New York Times and has authored books and on behavioral science, establishes five emotional intelligence competencies required for successful leaders: self-awareness, emotion management, motivation of others, empathy, and staying connected.
Emotional intelligence is an important characteristic in becoming a good leader. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage oneself and one's relationships in mature and constructive ways” (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2009, p.137).Being a good leader entails more than just being smart; leaders need to be able to connect to their employees emotionally and empathetically. Organizations today not only look for leaders with the skills, but leaders that can emotionally connect to employees to obtain the organization’s goal. “Leaders have always played a primordial emotional role. No doubt humankind’s original leaders-whether tribal chieftains or shamanesses-earned their place in large part because their leadership was
Abstract Recently, increasing numbers of scholars have argued that emotional intelligence (EI) is a core variable that affects the performance of leaders. In this study, we develop a psychometrically sound and practically short EI measure that can be used in leadership and management studies. We also provide exploratory
Leadership can be described as posessing sharp focus with the end in mind, finding a way, inspiring others, managing relationships and being self-aware. The concept of being self aware can also be described as the gaining knowledge of emotional intelligence or EQ. across an article titled “Self Awareness: A Key to Better Leadership.” In the article,
Today 's leaders face complex challenges, mounting scrutiny, flatter organizations and a future that promises more of each. Those who aspire to leadership roles will need to possess a unique combination of intellectual and emotional strengths.