Everyday humans have different situations they go through. Our actions, or solutions to the situations determines on our thought process and even our feelings. For example, you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and are just not having a good day. You are walking down the sidewalk on a very scolding day and you are hot and very irritable. you are holding an open lid ice water cup, and someone bumps into you and spills it on you. Your immediate emotion following that will most likely be anger, frustration, maybe even sadness. But what if you were having a good day earlier that day, and the same thing happens. You would not be as angry because your emotions built up throughout the day have not been as negative. That is an example of emotional intelligence.
This essay will discuss three important topics that to me have stood out as important concepts that are sensible and comparatively simple to apply in my work as a graduate nurse. They are; the concept of emotional intelligence, the concept of empowerment in nursing and the concept of teamwork in the health care setting. Each topic will be discussed separately, analysed, argued and integrated into the essay as a whole so that the reader may have a greater understanding of how these concepts interact with each other and how each concept may influence the graduate nurse to work at a professional and level how she in turn can utilise these concepts to further enhance her professional development.
Identify & describe 3 key areas of professional practice (300 words) 1st or 3rd
What is emotional intelligence ?
The concept of Emotional Intelligence was developed for the first time by two American university professors Peter Salovey and John Mayer, they concluded that people with high emotional quotient are supposed to learn more quickly due to their ability. In their article on Emotional Intelligence, they have defined Emotional Intelligence as “the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one 's own and others ' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one 's thinking and actions”. (Salovey & Mayer, 1990; Mayer & Salovey, 1993) but subsequently Salovey and Mayer came up with more simplified definition of Emotional Intelligence which means it is “The ability to perceive emotion,
How would you explain the concept of Emotional intelligence to another person?
Emotional Intelligence (EI) was a tentative proposal that ‘some individuals possess the ability to validly reason about emotions and use them to enhance thought more effectively than others.’ (Mayer, Salovey & Caruso, 2008 p. 153) when it was introduced in 1990. It was for two books by Goleman: Emotional Intelligence (1995) and Working with Emotional Intelligence (1998) to draw public's enormous attention to EI.
emotional information. EI theory provides a unified framework to study the role of emotional abilities in social functioning (Mayer & Salovey, 1997). Therefore, emotional intelligence can be classed as an umbrella term that describes a wide collection of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. EI involves the accurate processing of emotion specific information, for instance facial expressions. It also examines the ability to utilise emotions when reasoning in order to solve problems (MacCann et al., 2008; Mayer, Caruso, & Salovey, 1999). EI has significant and wide-spread implications for instance in academic achievement, work performance, and in social contexts (Brackett, Rivers, Shiffman, Lerner, Salovey, 2006; MacCann et al., 2003; Mayer, Salovey, & Caruso, 2008). Recent evaluations have illustrated that as well as immediate benefits, emotional intelligence may provide prolonged advantages. For instance, emotional intelligence could allow for the long term development of emotional skills, by providing the context for advances in experiential learning (Brackett et
Emotional Intelligence is very vital to our social kills and how we react to certain situations. According to (Social Learning Theory: How Close Is Too Close, 2017), emotional intelligence includes elements of social intelligence, self-awareness, and self-regulation of emotions. Our emotional intelligence impacts how we interact with family, friends, and co-workers. People’s emotions are often triggered by situations that they have no control and they begin to feel stressed or hopeless. According to (Hurley, 2002) emotions are automatic responses that are prompted by what occurring in the environment that causes our bodies to react very quickly. In this essay, I will be discussing how we can be “in check” with our emotions, how to manage our
Emotional intelligence serves an important role in leadership. Emotional intelligence is a concept that many people may not know exist when thinking about how qualified a person may be for a job. In this paper, there are three main objectives; to define and point out the differences between emotional intelligence and traditional intelligence, identifying why emotional intelligence can be learned, and identifying the relationships between emotional intelligence and leadership/motivation. I will finish with an examination of my encounters with managers exhibiting low and high levels of emotional intelligence.
Beginning early on with the death of her mother Roxana and followed with the deaths of her brother George. And perhaps the one that impacted her the most, was the death of her son Charley “who died of cholera in July 1849. Eighteen months old” (Reynolds 28). Although Stowe also struggled to find a religion that satisfied her completely, she and her family used religious based argument in their writing to fight the alcoholism the country was suffering during that time. She later on grew more devoted and focused her writings directly to the injustice slavery was to African Americans. Contributing to her dedication in protecting slaves and her fight against slavery, were the freed slaves they employed at their household, which Stowe became very close to. Aiding Stowe 's dedication was also inspired by the many real life stories she heard
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.).
As a supervisor in the military, I encountered an airman who had all the right qualifications according to the Air Force, but he was not able to complete his contracted term of six years. He survived basic training and a pretty intense two month technical school, but he only lasted two years in the Air Force before he was asked to leave. To work in the Public Affairs career field, he had to score well on the military entrance exam which means he demonstrated the cognitive abilities – a usual predictor of success. However, he was separated from the Air Force because of his poor social skills. This paper will discuss whether the airman's Emotional Intelligence (EI) could have been improved and the importance of a high EI to an organization.