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EMOTIONAL ANDCULTURALINTELLIGENCE
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................11.......................................................................................................................................................1Role of continuous self-development and self-awareness in improving leadership andmanagerial qualities...............................................................................................................12........................................................................................................................................................3Template One: Incident from Residential weekend...............................................................3Template Two.........................................................................................................................63........................................................................................................................................................8Strengths.................................................................................................................................8Weaknesses.............................................................................................................................8Pattern of behaviour...............................................................................................................9Personal development area.....................................................................................................9REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONEmotional intelligence is defined as the ability to understand the emotions of self andothers and to align emotional information for achieving desired goals. The self analysis anddevelopment can be considered as the effective tool to enhance the leadership qualities. Thereport will discuss the significance of self development approaches and self awareness forboosting the leadership skills in an individual. Further it will also demonstrate the various criticalincidents which helps to explore opportunities and learnings through self-analysis.1.Role of continuous self-development and self-awareness in improving leadership and managerialqualitiesSelf-awareness is defined as the ability to be well aware of different perspectives of ourown personality such as strengths, beliefs, weakness, emotions and beliefs. It can be consideredas one of the most important element of the emotional intelligence (Caldwell & Hayes, 2016). Inorder to be successful leader or manager I must have self-awareness so that I can use my skills toachieve team objectives. Self-awareness will allow me to understand the importance of teamwork and efficiency. Thus, I will be inspired to communicate with team members and to interactwith them easily.Though communication is an important part of the team coordination and efficiency but itholds great significance in cross cultural teams. When team members have cultural diversity thenit becomes challenging for the leaders to align their differences so that common goals can beachieved. I believe that the self-awareness is helpful for me to understand that like me everyother individual has its own strength, weakness and identity which must be respected. In order tocontrol the team efforts in accurate and desired direction the leaders are required to use theiremotions in a controlled manner (Day & et.al., 2014). If I will not be able to control myemotions, then I may fail to lead my team members which will create a question mark onperformance of my team and leadership.The long term and short term objectives of the leaders varies with time thus as anefficient leader I must enhance my skills as part of continuous self-development. Through self-evaluation I can analyse that which drawbacks of mine are restricting me from achieving mydevelopment targets. The self-awareness motivates me to learn new skills which can help me to1
take better decisions in the future. For instance, when I will be aware that I am weak at analysingrisks then I will work to enhance my skills so that as a team leader I can analyse these risks andcan make better decisions.Another important benefit of continuous self-development is that I will be able to havebetter understanding of situational requirements. For instance, when some project or team workdemands technical skills then I will have clarity that for accomplishing the project I needtechnical skills or team members who can support me with their skills. This understanding is notpossible without self-awareness. It also supports me to analyse the emotions and thus theprobability of counterproductive reactions is reduced. This skill and benefit is critical for thesuccess of the leadership goals and team efficiency.The self-awareness and development skills will assist me to fill the gap in managementand leadership process. Through these skills I will be capable to distinguish between situations inwhich I will take better decisions. The continuous self-development can be considered as amilestone in achieving the success. I will not be able to analyse the available growthopportunities for my team but will also set an example among other team members that theyshould never hesitate in learning new skills. The learning is never ending process for sustaininggrowth and development. This learning can be assured with the help of continuous developmentprocess (Effective leadership starts with self-awareness,2018).The team members may not consider this as an essential part for achieving their teamgoals. However, it is critical for the long term growth. Thus, as a team leader I can motivate andencourage my team members that they can enhance their skills and this will not only great for theteam but is essential for their own journey of self-development. The critical situations can lead topsychological stress on the leaders.For instance, in future when it will require for me to deal with the conflicts between teammembers or the lack of resources to accomplish the task on given timelines then myself learningsand awareness can help me out in the situation. These skills will guide me that diversities andcultural differences are quite common while working in teams. Thus, as a team leader I must beprepared to deal with such conflicts (Holt, Hall & Gilley, 2018).With the help of analysis of mystrengths I will be able to evaluate the most effective strategies to resolve the critical situationsaffecting overall team performance.2
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