Consider what it means to be emotionally intelligent. As you learned from this week’s resources, emotional intelligence is your ability to recognize your feelings along with others’ emotions. In leadership, emotional intelligence is used to manage your emotions while motivating your staff and employees. No one will have all of the traits of being a good leader, so it is important to recognize those traits you must develop in yourself. In this assignment, you will connect emotional intelligence to good leadership skills.
Begin by reviewing this week’s resources again and completing the emotional intelligence self-assessment.
Then, write a self-assessment to address the following:
- Describe your personal traits that will help you as an effective leader. Provide missing traits that may hamper your performance as a leader.
- Indicate whether you agree with the findings of the emotional intelligence assessment and explain why.
- Examine methods to start developing the traits you identified as important but do not currently possess.
- Use this assessment to analyze necessary traits for you to become a better leader that addresses possible performance difficulties in a human services organization. These can be your hurdles or those of employees who may work under your supervision.
Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.
Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages