Explain why emotional intelligence is crucial for effective leadership.
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“Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions. The ability to express and control emotions is essential, but so is the ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others.” (What is Emotional Intelligence, 2020) Emotional intelligence plays a role in daily life both personally and professionally. Personally, when practiced creates health and well-being and professionally creates a strong leader and a happier team. Perceiving, reasoning, understanding, and managing emotions encompasses emotional intelligence. A large part of emotional intelligence is being able to empathize with how other people are feeling. Also, an emotionally intelligent response would be to take some time before responding. Emotionally intelligent people are not only good at thinking about how other people might feel but they are also adept at understanding their own feelings. Some qualities but to every day use in a management position can be seen by being able to solve problems in ways that work for everyone. having empathy for other people, having great listening skills, and not being judgmental of others.
Example of practicing this in the work place are active listening when speaking to members of the team and finding a compassionate ear when needed.
One of the five elements of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. Explain why emotional intelligence is crucial for effective leadership. Discuss what behaviors someone with a high degree of self-awareness would demonstrate within the context of leading and managing groups. Provide an example.
Using 200-300 words APA format with at least two references. Sources must be published within the last 5 years.