Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership?

Apr 20th, 2015
KateS
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Price: $25 USD

Question description

Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership

Due Week 3 and worth 260 points

According to the article “Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership”, one of the most important constructs in leadership today is the concept and application of emotional intelligence (EI). Imagine that you are an internal consultant to an organization of your choosing and the CEO has tasked you with preparing a presentation for the Board of Directors on what emotional intelligence is, and its influence on leadership and the people within the organization. You will create the presentation using PowerPoint or other equivalent software. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

Review the “Death by PowerPoint” presentation, located at http://www.slideshare.net/thecroaker/death-by-powerpoint, for tips on effectively creating engaging presentations.

In preparation for this assignment, review the following additional resources on emotional intelligence:

Resources

“Cultivating emotional intelligence” (3 min 36 s), located at http://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Cultivating-emotional-intelligence/124087/144439-4.html?org=strayer.edu.

Batool, B. F. (2013) Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership. Journal of Business Studies Quarterly, 4(3), 84-94. (Note: Available in the Strayer Library)

Robbins, S. P., & Judge, T. A. (2015). Organizational behavior (16th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (Note: Refer to Chapter 3)

Prepare an eight to ten (8-10) slide presentation in which you:

  1. Fully explain emotional intelligence, and give two (2) examples of the concept. Next, examine the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”
  2. Suggest two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Speculate on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.
  3. Explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.
  4. Recommend a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Support your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.
  5. Include speaker’s notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.
  6. Use at least three (3) quality academic references in this assignment. You may include the resource(s) provided in the assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Include a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. Include an APA formatted reference section. The title and references slides are not included in the required slide length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Explore how individual differences, personality traits, and perspectives impact the productivity of an organization.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in leadership and organizational behavior.
  • Write clearly and concisely about leadership and organizational behavior using proper writing mechanics.

Points: 260

Assignment 1: Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Fully explain emotional intelligence, and give two (2) examples of the concept. Next, examine the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explained fully emotional intelligence, and did not submit or incompletely gave two (2) examples of the concept. Did not submit or incompletely examined the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”

Partially explained fully emotional intelligence, and partially gave two (2) examples of the concept. Partially examined the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”

Satisfactorily explained fully emotional intelligence, and satisfactorily gave two (2) examples of the concept. Satisfactorily examined the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”

Thoroughly explained fully emotional intelligence, and thoroughly gave two (2) examples of the concept. Thoroughly examined the concept of “emotional quotient” compared to traditional “intelligence quotient.”

2. Suggest two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Speculate on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely suggested two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Did not submit or incompletely speculated on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.

Partially suggested two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Partially speculated on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.

Satisfactorily suggested two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Satisfactorily speculated on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.

Thoroughly suggested two to three (2-3) reasons why leaders’ need emotional intelligence to manage today’s workforce. Thoroughly speculated on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.

3. Explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely explored the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.

Partially explored the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.

Satisfactorily explored the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.

Thoroughly explored the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.

4. Recommend a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Support your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely recommended a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Did not submit or incompletely supported your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.

Partially recommended a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Partially supported your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.

Satisfactorily recommended a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Satisfactorily supported your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.

Thoroughly recommended a strategy that the organization could undertake in order to improve the social skills of leaders within the organization and thereby positively influence their emotional intelligence. Thoroughly supported your recommendation with specific examples that illustrate why the strategy would be effective.

5. Include speaker's notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely included speaker's notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.

Partially included speaker's notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.

Satisfactorily included speaker's notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.

Thoroughly included speaker's notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.

6. 3 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7.Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

8.Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and  reference

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.

Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.

In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.

9.Information Literacy / Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

10.Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.


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