Emotional intelligence and leadership

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
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Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
To my perspective, the key components of emotional intelligence are self-awareness and self-regulation. These two personal qualities help you determine your weak and strong sides, find your place in a concrete sphere of life, and adjust yourself to particular conditions or people so that you could positively influence them.
Speaking of self-awareness, it is reflected in your ability to understand yourself, your needs, your capabilities, and, thus, to employ your professional skills. You cannot react responsively to all surrounding people without self-reflection. You should realize what consequences your choice and actions might have. Moreover, this capability is vital for leaders, as it implies that a person must really recognize existing and perceived dangers as to be able to foresee a possible scenario of events. You should always be ready to work on yourself and eliminate your shortcomings.
Similarly, self-regulation is an indispensable feature of a leader. You must control your emotions, particularly, sudden ones to be successful. A chief should be always calm even in a critical situation so that to lead his team in a progressive direction. Moreover, self-regulation provides that discipline must be a leader’s part of life.
In fact, there are many ways for a manager to exhibit his emotional intelligence skills. First of all, a manager can demonstrate his social skills, namely, the ability to have nice interpersonal relations at work, to be a person easy to address and ask for help. In this case, it would be proper to make efforts to convince your colleagues of your charisma and become attractive to them. Secondly, one could demonstrate his emotional intelligence through the ability to settle crisis positively and confidently. Thus, a manager has to cope quickly with stressful situations, as…