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Emotional and Social Intelligence

Compare emotional and social intelligence. Why are these models being used as the basis for creating new leadership models today?

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Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions (Cherry, 2013).

Emotional intelligence is about self-mastery, while social intelligence is about your ability to lead and inspire other people through your ability to influence, empathize and care (Zito, 2013).

Emotional intelligence is used as the basis of a successful entrepreneur, a salesperson, and workers associated with superior performance.

Researchers have provided evidence why emotional intelligence can be used to create leadership. Specific to this are the following observations by Cherniss (n.d.):

"1.) The US Air Force used [emotional intelligence] to select recruiters and found that the most successful recruiters scored significantly higher in the emotional intelligence competencies of Assertiveness, Empathy, Happiness, and Emotional Self Awareness. The Air Force also found that by ...

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This is a comparison between emotional and social intelligence and how they can be used used as the basis for creating new leadership models.

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