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As you can see there has been a bit of trouble connecting with this team as individuals. An Employee made the statement that they were unfamiliar with Emotional Intelligence but once he heard about it he was able to get a better understanding of the team and strategy in solving some problems. Knowing t here has been trouble connecting with this team I decided to research Emotional Intelligence to see if it could also help me with my own team problems. I found five components of Emotional Intelligence that I feel will be great for my team. In this article you will also be able to see how I evaluated my former Manager on each of the five components of Emotional Intelligence after I researched it. A description of how the Principles of Emotional Intelligence can apply to my own current situation with my own team members is evident in this article. And you will be able to review, and learn about other Organizations and what they have done to help develop the Emotional Intelligence of their own Managers and Employees. (AIU Online, 2009)

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  1. 1. Leading<br />Carla J. McCoy<br />Unit 4 Discussion Board – MGT240<br />March 1st, 2009<br />American InterContinental University<br />Introduction<br />As you can see there has been a bit of trouble connecting with this team as individuals. An Employee made the statement that they were unfamiliar with Emotional Intelligence but once he heard about it he was able to get a better understanding of the team and strategy in solving some problems. Knowing t here has been trouble connecting with this team I decided to research Emotional Intelligence to see if it could also help me with my own team problems. I found five components of Emotional Intelligence that I feel will be great for my team. In this article you will also be able to see how I evaluated my former Manager on each of the five components of Emotional Intelligence after I researched it. A description of how the Principles of Emotional Intelligence can apply to my own current situation with my own team members is evident in this article. And you will be able to review, and learn about other Organizations and what they have done to help develop the Emotional Intelligence of their own Managers and Employees. (AIU Online, 2009) <br />Definition & list of Five Components of Emotional Intelligence<br />            There are five components of Emotional Intelligence that are defined and listed below as well as a Review of the Hallmarks of each of the Five Components:<br />         Self Awareness is an ability to recognize and understand your own moods, drives, and emotions as well as their effects on others. The Hallmarks of Self Awareness are Realistic self assessment, Self-Deprecating sense of humor and Self-Confidence. <br />         Self Regulation is having the ability to control and redirect disruptive impulses and moods as well as having the Propensity to suspend judgment which is to basically think before acting. The Hallmarks of Self Regulation are comfort with ambiguity, Openness to change, and Trustworthiness and Integrity.<br />         Motivation is when a person has a passion to work for various reasons that go beyond money or status and is a propensity to pursue goals with energy and persistence. The hallmarks of Motivation are Organizational Commitment, Optimism, even in the face of failure, and having a strong drive to achieve. <br />         Empathy is having the ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people and having a skill in treating people according to their emotional reactions. The Hallmarks of Empathy are Expertise in building and retraining talent, Cross-cultural sensitivity, and a Service to clients and customers. <br />         Social Skill is having Proficiency in managing relationships and building networks as well as having the ability to find common ground and build rapport. The Hallmarks of Social Skills are Effectiveness in leading change, Persuasiveness, and Expertise in building and leading teams. (Infopeople.org, 2009) <br />Evaluation of Former Manager <br />            Concerning my former Manager on the five Components of Emotional Intelligence, I do feel she had good Self Awareness; she could see and recognize self confidence in her workers, and always gave a realistic self assessment that was very honest with a great sense of humor to go along with it. She understood each of her employee’s moods, drives, and emotions and the effect each of us had on other people. If she saw a problem she took us off privately to discuss the problems. My former manager also had quite a bit of knowledge in Self Regulation as well, she knew how to help each of her employees obtain an openness to change and that was something that was needed in the Cellular Wireless Industry because it’s constantly changing. She provided trust and knew she could trust each employee and she always thought it through before acting upon any given situation.  <br />            The Motivation my former Manager had was very Inspiring, she not only showed a passion in her own work but implemented it on all her employees, she is the reason I created a presentation that passed the HR Departments standards that was to be presented to the Area Manager so she gave me a strong drive, a lot of optimism, and organizational commitment. I can honestly say the Empathy she had was humorous and fun, she made it stress free and allowed each employee the space they needed even to make mistakes. She had the ability to understand the emotional makeup of other people and was good at handling various types of situations that were emotional. And the last Area would be Social Skill which I can’t stress enough how Persuasive she was and knew exactly how to build and lead her team. Her Social Skills not only with her team but customers, and other managers was outstanding. <br />Applying Principles of Emotional Intelligence in Current Situation<br />            These principles can be applied in my current situation because among learning and furthering my education here at AIU I can take these Emotional Intelligence Principles and apply them to everyday life, as well as future employment I will obtain. I had a good former Manager and she expressed some great thought on Emotional Intelligence and provided each of her team members with the knowledge we would need to perhaps one day be able to use them in managing our own teams so I feel this can go with me throughout my lifetime and be very useful in various situations. There are already three of these that I feel I am very good at and have been told that I am very good at, and that is Self Awareness, Motivation, and Social Skills. <br />Organizations developing Emotional Intelligence among Managers and Employees<br />            Managers and Employees are trained and educated on the differences between average leaders and high performers which can effectively use interpersonal skills and positive motivational techniques. Being attuned with what’s going on with other people around you and  Having interpersonal skills will affect an individual’s career development so leaders must be able to encourage and influence people to obtain job satisfaction. If you take two Managers with their Employees and you train one in Emotional Intelligence and the other is not then the result will stem in Organizational growth in the long run. The Manager and their Employees who were trained in Emotional Intelligence will have a much higher growth in business than the Manager and Employees who did not have training. Having Social Judgment is important in this area but it also takes commitment and practice to develop skills such as these so being optimistic is good because having the realization that people can change by being exposed to Emotional Intelligence role models will give you more of an edge. (Carey, W.P., 2007)<br />Conclusion<br />After realizing there was trouble connecting with my own team as individuals I researched Emotional Intelligence through the suggestion of another Employee and found that I had better understanding of my own team after learning there were other ways to solve some of the problems I’d been having and develop a strategy to help solve those problems. The Five components of Emotional Intelligence is something every Manager needs to be trained on as well as every Employee within the Organization because it will help them get a better understanding of exactly what Emotional Intelligence is and provide some good Organizational growth in the long run. After learning about Emotional Intelligence I decided to evaluate my own former Manager and found that she had some pretty strong Emotional Intelligence skills because I couldn’t find one area that she could have worked on within all five components. I have given an explanation on how I feel I can apply the principles of Emotional Intelligence to my own Current Situation as well as my own personal life where my family, friends, and yes even strangers are concerned. One thing is evident is that each manager and employee of every Organization would do well to have some Emotional Intelligence Training. With this in mind, Organizational Growth will evolve from some good decision making and in the long run everyone wins. (AIU Online, 2009) <br /> <br />References<br />Web Definitions:<br />Infopeople.org, (2009) The Five Components of Emotional Intelligence at Work retrieved on<br /> March 1st, 2009 at http://www.infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/204/FiveComponentsEmotionalIntelligence.pdf<br /> <br />Web Article:<br />Carey, W.P., (2007) Heart Smart management: Emotional Intelligence in the corporate world<br /> Retrieved on March 1st, 2009 at http://knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1373<br />AIU University Assignment: <br />AIU Online, (2009) Leading American InterContinental University MGT240 Unit 4 Discussion<br /> Board Assignment retrieved on March 4th, 2009 at https://aiu-online.com <br />

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