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Developing Emotional Intelligence (EI) in Leadership

1). Do you think it is appropriate for a leader to spend time developing a team's emotional intelligence (EI)?

2). Why or why not?

3). What would be the advantages/disadvantages?

4). Discuss specific circumstances/influences/parameters that may impact a leader's decision to spend time fostering the development of EI.

Use at least one scholarly resource to support your claims and sub-claims. In addition, provide examples in your discussion.

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I think that it is highly appropriate for a leader to spend time developing a team's emotional intelligence, largely due to the fact that without a high level of emotional intelligence that team will be inefficient in the activities involved in reaching its goals etc.In addition, it is very important for each member of a team to have a high degree of self-awareness in order to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and to utilize their strengths in the support of helping the team to achieve its objectives. Self-management is also very ...

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