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Balancing of Emotions by Leaders

Reflect on learning in the subject and its applicability to being a manager/leader, and comment on concepts, theories, and practices discussed in the course.

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This essay explores the concept of emotional intelligence and its importance in leadership. It discusses the skills of emotional intelligence, such as self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, motivation, and social skills, and how they contribute to a leader's ability to balance emotions and make effective decisions. The essay also highlights the impact of emotional intelligence on career development and provides insights into developing emotional balance as a leader.

Balancing of Emotions by Leaders

Reflect on learning in the subject and its applicability to being a manager/leader, and comment on concepts, theories, and practices discussed in the course.

   Added on 2023-03-23

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Emotional intelligence and balance
Student’s Name
Instructor’s Name
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Diverse scholars have had different definitions of the term “emotional intelligence”. Cote,
Lopez, & Miners, 2010) defined emotional intelligence as the capacity of being aware of the
emotions, expressing them in a balanced manner, and regulating emotions to improve
interpersonal relationships. (Sadri, 2012) also defined emotional intelligence as a manner in
which an individual recognizes, understands and chooses how to feel, think and act. Emotional
intelligence is also defined by (Batool, 2013) as the ability to manage, use and identify personal
emotions in a positive manner in order to defuse conflicts, overcome challenges, empathize with
others, communicate effectively and relieve stress. Reflection on emotional intelligence and its
concepts is very important in my career development as it shapes on how 1 set priorities, interact
and understand emotions of others, learn and make decisions. Research conducted by (Bucich &
MacCann, 2019) emphasized emotional intelligence is responsible for 80 percent of our success.
Furthermore, an effective leadership usually requires a high degree of emotional intelligence.
Therefore, the essay I will reflect on how various skills of emotional intelligence are related to
the real situation. The skills of emotional intelligence that will be reflected in depth will include
social skills, empathy, motivation, self-regulation and self-awareness.
Emotional Intelligence and Balance
While studying emotional intelligence and balance, I learned that diverse categories of emotional
intelligence assist in maintaining a proper balance between knowing myself as well as others.
Furthermore, I thought that emotional intelligence deals with myself but later I realized that in
order to be effective, I need to understand all categories of emotional intelligence. The major
categories of emotional intelligence are social skills, empathy, self- motivation, self-regulation
and self- awareness. Self-motivation and self-awareness allow myself better by conducting
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personal SWOT to determine my strengths and weaknesses. Through an effective understanding
of myself, emotional intelligence enables me to become a transformational leader as I am aware
of leadership traits that are effective in a particular situation. Social skills are empathy allows
myself to create a change and ensures people around me embrace changes as am able to
understand better their needs, demands and concerns. The equal balance of these emotional
Intelligence components helps in the enhancement of personal and career development as am
able to learn from other soft skills such as problem-solving, communication skills, decision-
making and organizational skills.
Social skills, empathy, motivation, self-regulation and self- awareness
Self- awareness
Self-awareness is essential in my career path as it assists me to accurately perceive my
emotions and stay aware of them as they occur. Identification of self-awareness helps me to
identify the type of emotion such as fear, anger or sadness am feeling at certain situation. For
example, being aware of my “hot-tempered” emotions will assist me as a leader to stay aware of
hot arguments that are experienced in the workplace. Furthermore, being aware of my weakness
also helps me to identify the key areas that I need to improve in order to enhance my abilities as
a leader.
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