Cultivating Your Emotional Intelligence

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This paper is based off my response to a fictional scenario. In this scenario, I am a struggling writer who has placed third in a writing contest held by the university I attend, and my fellow classmate in this scenario won the grand prize (Module 3 Lecture Pages, n.d.). However, I believe my classmate won the contest because he plagiarized one of my previously published stories, and now I have to face him at the awards ceremony (Module 3 Lecture Pages, n.d.). How I react to this fictional scenario, is based on the varying levels of emotional intelligence, and whether or not my level of emotional intelligence played a role in my reaction (Module 3 Lecture Pages, n.d.). In addition, this paper will discuss the different levels of emotional intelligence by analyzing the four components (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management); as well as how an individual can increase his/ her level of emotional intelligence (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2009). My response to the scenario If I found out that a fellow classmate stole my idea from a previous story that I published, and won the grand prize with that story, I would be completely distraught, as would most people in that situation. Personally, I like to let my emotions settle, and in this case I would have the night to think about it before the awards ceremony the following day; this way I will not make a rash decision that I may regret. The following morning I would contact the committee in charge of the writing contest at the University, and inform them of the situation by showing them my story that I had previously published. I would express my concerns to the committee, and inform them that this issue was not brought up because I want to... ... middle of paper ... ...ou can better handle all situations in an intellectually mature way (Kinicki & Kreitner). Moreover, acquiring a high level of emotional intelligence, not only helps improve your ability to cope with certain events and problematic situations, but it also will help you on a day to day basis (Kinicki & Kreitner, 2009). I believe that we all can and need to continue to develop a higher level of emotional intelligence, so that we can become better leaders and individuals; enabling us to take control of our emotions, and make wiser decisions each and every day. Works Cited Kinicki, A., & Kreitner, R. (2009). Organizational Behavior: key concepts, skills & best practices (Fourth Edition ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Module 3 Lecture Pages. (n.d.). Colorado State University-Global Campus. MGT301: Perspective On Organizational Behavior
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