The emotional intelligence

Introduction

Social Intelligence alongside Emotional Intelligence is the leadership competencies which are often overlooked, when considering how skillful a leader is. "According to John Maxwell, he says that leadership is about influence, nothing more and nothing less". One of the ways to gain influenc is to become an expert on social and emotional intelligence. Social Emotional intelligence was significantly related with social boldness and emotional stability as expected demonstrating as a personality facet. It strongly correlated with leadership self-assessment as well and scores significantly predicted leadership effectiveness. Also, SEI followed by emotional stability depicted greater causal effect on managerial effectiveness than other variables of the study.

Background

In articles published in 1990, psychologists Jack Mayer of the University of New Hampshire and Peter Salovey of Yale University coined the term emotional intelligence," a form of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' felling and emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use this information to guide one's thinking and action" referring to the constellation of abilities through which people deal with their own emotions and those of others. Mayer and Salovey later went on to define emotional intelligence as the ability to perceive emotional information and use it to guide thought and actions; they distinguished it from cognitive intelligence, which is what determines whether people will be successful in school and is measured through IQ tests.

The concept of emotional intelligence was popularized by psychologist Daniel Goleman in his books Emotional Intelligence and Working with Emotional Intelligence, among other writings. Goleman broadened the notion of emotional intelligence to include an array of noncognitive abilities that help people adapt to all aspects of life. He focused on four basic competenciesself-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and social skillsthat influence the way people handle themselves and their relationships with others. He argued that these human competencies play a bigger role than cognitive intelligence in determining success in life and in the workplace.

Purpose

Exploring the nature of personality variables that are mediated by emotional intelligence in their influence on leadership success is the focus of inquiry in this study. We will seek a causal interpretation of relationship between personality and social emotional intelligence in the prediction of leadership effectiveness.

Hypotheses

  1. Social Emotional intelligence, emotional stability and social boldness have influence on leadership effectiveness.
  2. Social Emotional intelligence mediates the influence of emotional stability and social boldness on leadership effectiveness.

Method

There are two types of research methodology used in the field of research. One is quantitative and other is qualitative approach. We will use both methods as we will try to use the quantitative data as well as qualitative data for our analysis parts. We are doing literature reviews. A literature review can be just a simple summary of the sources, but it usually has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis. One of the main sources for review that will be used is Internet, course material as well as literature regarding to existing work from bibliographic database.

We will use questionnaire for collecting data and make an analysis on that. We will use another investigation on workplace where interviews will be followed by a questionnaire survey for collecting data. Based on the result and analysis and incorporating the existing available solutions we will propose our suggestions and recommendation for the problem.

References

  • The Fakability of Bar-On's Emotional Quotient Inventory, Authors: W. Lee Grubb III a; Michael A. McDaniel

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