Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict (Print ISSN: 1544-0508; Online ISSN: 1939-4691 )

Short commentary: 2021 Vol: 25 Issue: 2S

What Makes Emotional Intelligence so Important for Successful Leaders?

Priyanka Jain, Indian School of Business

Citation Information: Jain, P. (2021). What makes emotional intelligence so important for successful leaders. Journal of Organizational Culture Communications and Conflict, 25(S2), 1-2

An organization is formed from individuals and once individual’s area unit concerned, emotions mechanically get play, and a geographic point isn't any totally different. It might be unwise to assume that a geographic point is all objective, no-emotion solely performance reasonably a packed area wherever hormones don't have any scope to perforate but the very fact is that emotions alone area unit the largest rational motive or de-motivator of a worker. The emotions alone, govern the performance and potency of an employee and had it not been the case, we might have not talked concerning the importance of work-life balance and for the current context, the requirement of showing emotion intelligent leaders.

The current times area unit terribly dynamic not simply economically however additionally socially wherever the social material is quickly evolving thanks to globalisation and different influences. The common age of the hands is reducing and also the leaders currently foresee to managing individuals happiness to totally different cultures and backgrounds. In such a state of affairs, it's necessary for a pacesetter to be extremely allergic to the emotional aspects of his/her transactions with individuals. Emotional Intelligence is essentially the power to acknowledge and perceive one’s own feelings and emotions further as those of others and use that info to manage emotions and relationships.

1. Self-Awareness

2. Self-Management

3. Social Awareness

4. Relationship Management or Social Skills

A leader tends to own an enormous influence on the thoughts and motivation of individuals. He/she has the capability to enthuse optimism and confidence within the followers and lead them to constructive endeavors that is termed resonance and on the opposite hand they will negatively influence them to destruct, Leaders area unit closely determined in terms of their visual communication, facial expressions etc. So, it's necessary for a pacesetter to contemplate the non-verbal style of expressions further, which can absolutely or negatively influence followers (Ivcevic et al., 2007). Therefore, if a pacesetter is talking concerning ethics in business with a rather unconvinced and bemused look on his face, the followers create a note of it and also the message isn't received by them. A pacesetter must act as a task model too, supporting his statements, ideologies and values with acceptable actions. As a pacesetter one additionally must remember of one’s own capabilities and weaknesses, it's troublesome to just accept steering from a pacesetter United Nations agency isn't self-aware. As managers, leaders have to be compelled to empathise further with the things, emotions, aspirations and motivations of the subordinates.

A decreasing performance of a team member may be owing to variety of reasons, a riotous employee may be facing motivation problems and a subordinate United Nations agency uses abusive language with others may be lacking confidence in his own talents Mayer et al. (2004). A pacesetter must tell apart facts and take a look at and reach to deeper levels and perceive things on the far side obvious Goleman (2004). Apart from the on top of reasons, Emotional Intelligence is additionally necessary as a result of the followers or subordinate expect it from their leaders.

A subordinate operating closely with the manager would expect the manager to grasp his state of affairs and priorities and not astonishingly, whether or not trough will therefore or not, affects his level of commitment and performance at work. A pacesetter must fitly understand and perceive once he/she must be directive and once he must delegate. He/she must remember, once the team member’s area unit acting mutually unit and once there are a unit variations Bipath (2008).

It is generally awkward to handle emotional aspects of transactions between individuals however leaders got to perceive the importance and connexion of it because it contains an immense impact on the performance outcomes. Whereas conducting reviews and development dialogues, the feedback must be delivered in an exceedingly manner that is suitable. The leader must be sensitive to the insecurities and apprehensions of the subordinates that generally may be expressed and generally unbroken unrevealed George (2000). At the senior level it's all the lot of necessary because the senior executives notice it exhausting to obviously define their anxieties and variations and also the leader must anticipate a number of them. So, to be ready to attract and retain gifted subordinates and keep them impelled, a pacesetter must brush au courant his individuals skills and emotional intelligence, as all of them aren't born with the attractiveness to carry individuals Issah and Zimmerman (2016). Fortuitously, emotional intelligence with follow and punctiliously directed efforts is accumulated.


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