Running head: EMOTIONAL AWARENESS
Emotional Awareness (EI)
Many scholars have described emotional awareness, as the ability to identify one’s own
and other people’s emotions. The ability to accurately discern the emotions of others and being
able to label these emotions is an important attribute in any leader. A great leader should always
be able to understand and manage his or her emotions to ensure that they stay on task. The goals
of the organization will only be achieved if the team is happily working together. A leader
should be both: mentally and emotionally fit to lead effectively. A good leader should be able to
control their emotions as well as the team to ensure desired results are achieved.
Emotional awareness can be broken down to four fundamental skills: Self-awareness,
self-management, social awareness and relationship management (Goleman, 2013). The four
skills encompass the idea of Emotional Intelligence can be subdivides into two subcategories:
personal competence and Social Competence. Self-awareness and self-management, which are in
the personal competence category, focus on self-knowledge and understanding of emotions.
Social awareness and relationship management make the social competence skills, which focus
on other people’s e...