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Emotional Intelligence Versus Cognitive Intelligence

Can you give me some examples of how Emotional Intelligence and Cognitive Intelligence work together when you are in a leadership role?

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First, we will define the two terms. Emotional Intelligence (EI) is "Understanding your own emotions and those of others, and being able to use this information to bring about the best outcome for all concerned" (Dunn, 2007). Cognitive Intelligence (CI) is "Intellectual abilities such as logic, reason, reading, writing, analyzing and prioritizing" (Dunn, 2007). From these definitions we can tell that the two abilities are basically opposites of one another. However in a leadership role they work together to ...

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This response discusses the concepts of emotional intelligence and cognitive intelligence.

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