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Transformational Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

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- Examine the linkage between Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Transformational Leadership.
- Analyze the impact of a leader's emotional intelligence on transformational leadership.
- identify and discuss three examples of positive emotions that impact transformational leadership.

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Examine the linkage between Emotional Intelligence (EI) and Transformational Leadership.
People with high levels of emotional intelligence can perceive emotion, integrate it into thought, understand it and manage it. For instance, Sosik and Mergerian (1999) suggest that emotionally intelligent people feel more secure in their ability to control and influence life events and, as a result provide individual focus on others, as well as intellectually stimulate and motivate followers. These behavioural outcomes are consistent with the three key facets of transformational leadership: individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation, and inspirational motivation.
From an analytical point of view, the more emotionally stable the leader is, the more he or she can motivate others to stay calm in urgent and tough situations that require good judgment and acuity. Emotional Intelligence (EI) enables the leader to recognize their own emotion and how it affects their thought processes, behaviours and the behaviours or emotions of their followers (self-awareness). If there is a sense of self-awareness on the part of the leader, he or she can manage emotions in a positive way, be flexible and nimble in tough situations, take initiative and make crucial decisions to effect positive change. Furthermore, an emotionally intelligent ...

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A leader with a high level of emotional intelligence can perceive emotion, integrate it into thought, understand it and manage it in order to achieve positive outcomes.

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