Instructions for Emotional Intelligence.

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Emotional Intelligence, sometimes called EQ or EI, is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you.  EI for leadership typically includes five attributes: self-awareness, self-management, empathy, relationship management, and effective communication.  Some of the traits of EI can be learned.  This module will help you learn your EQ and how to use it as a leader.

In order to show mastery of the information related to emotional intelligence assessments in this module, you should submit a written response to the following prompts. You may use a “question and answer” format or number your responses under each heading, BUT one word or “phrase” responses are not adequate. Use complete sentence/paragraph constructions and graduate level writing style. You should incorporate citations from scholarly sources to support your perspectives. APA guidelines for margins, font, spacing, etc. should be followed. Include a title page. An abstract is not required.  You will find some resource links below the instructions to help complete the assignment. Please use them! 

Part 1:  Inventory / Assessment:

  • Prior to taking the Global Emotional Intelligence assessment, briefly explain what you already know or what you have heard regarding emotional intelligence and how it relates to leadership.
  • The results of this assessment will show your scores on a scale of 1-10 in the following areas: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Management. If you had to guess, where do you think you would fall on these scales? Is there one score you think will be highest? Lowest?
  • Next, go to at take the free Global Emotional Intelligence assessment.  I have attached a copy of my scored test.
  • Why is this type of assessment or inventory important to leadership roles?

Part 2:  Results Analysis:

  • Describe your scores for the four quadrants and explain what they mean.  (Do not copy and paste the assessment descriptors or results.  Summarize in your own words).
  • How accurate do you think the results are?
  • Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence discusses the ability to recognize, understand, and manage our own emotions.  Do you think your results confirm or do not confirm these ideas? If so, how?  If not, why?
  • Do the results lend themselves toward knowing your emotional intelligence?  How can you use these results as a leader?

Part 3:  Application to Role in Education:

  • What are the strengths and limitations of this type of assessment/inventory?
  • Describe a scenario where you would use this type of assessment/inventory.

Resources for Emotional Intelligence

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