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    Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

    24 Pages | 5,305 Words
    Wendy Morton, MA (#108724)

    This book describes emotional intelligence. It begins with a general summary of the concept of emotional intelligence, then progresses to in-depth reviews of the major theories of emotional intelligence, and provides insight into the importance of emotional intelligence in leadership. The eBook discusses applications in the real-world, limitations of the theory, and implications for further research on transformational leadership.

    This book is ideal for undergraduate management and leadership students. The eBook is useful for graduate students as well, since it is a summary of scholarly theories developed on emotional intelligence. In order to connect the concept with real-world leadership, the eBook includes examples of real-world application of the theory.

    An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

    Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize, manage, and control emotions. This eBook discusses the three major theories of emotional intelligence, providing a concise review of the concept, suggestions for application in leadership, limitations of the theory, and implications for future research into the theory. Further, this eBook provides a listing of resources that the reader can use for further exploration of the topic.

    There are many advocates of emotional intelligence, as well as many opponents. This eBook offers the three most widely accepted models of emotional intelligence. It covers the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso model of emotional intelligence, the Goleman model of emotional intelligence, and the Bar-On model of emotional-social intelligence. John Mayer, Peter Salovey, and David Caruso are research psychologists. Daniel Goleman is also a psychologist, but has spent a considerable amount of time as a journalist and as an author of several popular books. Reuven Bar-On is a clinical psychologist.

    Emotional intelligence is a concept that is widely discussed within the available leadership literature. This eBook includes a section exploring the link between leadership and emotional intelligence. This discussion of leadership and emotional intelligence also includes a section providing insight into practical application in the real-world. It is not enough to understand the concepts of emotional intelligence and leadership; the ability to practically apply the concept in the real-world is the true test of a theory.

    The eBook concludes with an assessment of emotional intelligence. This portion of the eBook includes limitations of the concept of emotional intelligence, implications for future research in emotional intelligence, and a brief conclusion of the eBook.


    About the Author

    Wendy Morton, MA

    Active since Mar 2011

    My name is Wendy Morton. I have a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. I have a Master of Arts in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. I am currently a Regional Health Consultant with the Oklahoma State Department of Health, where I have worked in various roles over the past sixteen years. I pursued a graduate degree in leadership in order to find motivation and inspiration to more actively lead positive change in my organization. I became a BrainMass Academic Expert to remain sharp in my field and fulfill a desire to be active in an academic setting. Along with my full-time position as a consultant in a large public health agency and working part-time as a tutor online, I am also a wife and mother. While it becomes difficult to juggle the demands placed on me with all my different roles, providing students with insight, guidance, and recommendations is extremely rewarding. I truly enjoy sharing my thoughts and ideas about leadership with students.

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