Importance Of Leadership And Emotional Intelligence

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Leadership and Emotional Intelligence What sets a leader apart, those who are more than qualified or a leader who understands the importance of emotional intelligence? Leaders who are qualified to do the job and fail are lacking emotional intelligence and those leaders who are less qualified but, have a high emotional intelligence are being successful. Examining this issue will be discussed in this paper and why it is important in leaders today. This paper will explain Daniel Goleman’s five competence of emotional intelligence and why they are important to leaders. Why Leaders Need Emotional Intelligence Today business and globalization have made emotional intelligence important. Daniel Coleman has done research on the importance of…show more content…
People who are self-aware are not overly critical or unrealistic hopeful. Self-awareness is being honest with you. Leaders who are aware of what they do and say and how this will impact those around them are self-aware. Part of self-awareness is how it extends to the person’s understanding of their values and goals. In making decisions they will consider their values and goals. Will I take a job just for the money and afterwards realize it does not line up with my goals or values or decide that I do not want the job for the money because of my values and goals the difference in being…show more content…
At Harvard Business School they are looking for students that have empathy, perspective taking, rapport, and cooperation (book pg 12-13) Emotional Intelligence is written by other people they all agree that it is important for leaders that the old way of thinking of leadership has change and a new one emphasizing emotional intelligence. An article from the Huffingtonpost said, “Great leaders are aware of their own leadership style. For them, having awareness of how their style influences their team, makes these already great leaders, exceptional. Truly great leaders identify, understand and not only manage their own emotions, But are able to do that with others in a very empowering way ( huff).” On the Forbes website an article written by a former Navy Seal talks about the importance of emotional intelligence, “My past experience in combat required me to develop emotional intelligence quickly. A skill that takes constant improvement but that has been beneficial in current leadership roles (Use of
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