Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

This report stresses that emotional intelligence is defined as an ability of a person to deal with their own emotions and those of others or it is an ability to perceive information regarding emotions and make use of this information to direct actions and thoughts. An emotionally intelligent leader is someone who uses emotional information in a manner that increases productivity of his or her employees. He or she should be able to connect with employees because he or she can perceive emotions of employees better. Emotionally intelligent leaders are in full control of their emotions as well. They are able to hide their feelings and present themselves in a form that is emotionally desirable.
This paper makes a conclusion that emotionally intelligent leadership is a new approach of leadership that calls for understanding of human emotions. By assessing emotions of others decisions are made accordingly. The main characteristics of this approach include trustworthiness, self awareness, self regulation, and empathy. An emotionally intelligent leader is supposed to have all these characteristics. The perspective has great benefits for managers as they can learn how to motivate workers and in turn increase organizational performances especially in the future where work places will be diverse. The downside of this perspective is that it does not deal with free riders and people who are not willing to work at all cost. The efficacy of this leadership style may be different for different sectors so more research is required on the subject.