Your post should be three paragraphs.
For the first paragraph of your initial post, complete the following short exercise and answer the question below.
Reflect on a situation where you may have lost your temper, cried, or showed other emotions you later regretted. Consider what caused you to lose control. Consider if you stopped to think before reacting. Consider how others reacted to your emotions and you felt afterwards. Then answer this question.
How has emotional intelligence played a part in your past when you might have lost your temper, cried, or showed other emotions you later regretted?
For the second paragraph of your post, select any one of the following bullet points and address all elements of your chosen bullet point. Select a different bullet point section than what your classmates have already posted so that we can engage several discussions on relevant topics. If all of the bullet points have been addressed, then you may begin to re-use the bullet points with the expectation that varied responses continue.
- Michael A. Krasner (2009) said in a speech that “Humor falls into the category of symbolic reassurance because it affords leaders the opportunity through manipulating words and transforming their own public personas to neutralize potentially damaging situations or to enhance their own standing by providing audiences with emotional satisfaction. Thus, support is kept or gained without spending any political resources, without shifting any material goods, and without changing the leader’s behavior. Thus, humor achieves symbolic reassurance in a remarkably efficient fashion . . . Even a mediocre joke has strong effects.”
Assess the point the author is trying to make including your reasons for agreeing or disagreeing. Evaluate whether humor is important in business environments. How can leaders use humor effectively to bring about a positive change in an organization? When is humor appropriate within an organization? When can the use of humor be inappropriate or detrimental?
Krasner, M. A., (2009). Humor in the 2008 American presidential election campaign. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ISPP 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Abstract received from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p314488_index.html
- Coaching is becoming a popular form of leadership. The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential” (About, 2016, para. 9). Coaches provide an ongoing partnership that helps their coachees identify and achieve their personal and professional goals. With an organizational context, coaching is often performance oriented.
Assess whether every leader should be a coach. Should leaders be trained to coach their employees? Analyze the value of coaching within an organization. What qualities must an effective coach possess?
About. (2016). International Coach Federation. Retrieved September 28, 2016 from https://coachfederation.org/about/?navItemNumber=557
- Consider these powerful and influential leaders: President Obama, Hitler, Jesus Christ, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ho Chi Minh, Mahatma Gandhi, Walt Disney, and Princess Diana.
Select any three of the listed leaders. How would you describe their leadership styles? Are there multiple styles at work or do these leaders represent one consistent style? Analyze whether effective leaders should develop one specific style of leadership or should hone a multiple styles approach. What are the benefits of using multiple leadership styles? What are the possible challenges of using multiple leadership styles?
- Benioff and Southwick (2004) discuss the importance of corporate leaders creating a companywide culture of philanthropy and instilling in their employees a desire to give back. Such a culture is sometimes called compassionate capitalism.
Evaluate how emotional intelligence applies to the concept of compassionate capitalism. Do the models of emotional intelligence and compassionate capitalism work in tandem or are they separate and distinct? Can a leader with a low emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) be a compassionate leader and philanthropist? Defend your perspectives.
Benioff, M., & Southwick, K. (2004). Compassionate capitalism: How corporations can make doing good an integral part of doing well. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press.
The final paragraph (three or four sentences) of your initial post should summarize the one or two key points that you are making in your initial response.
Justify your answers with examples and reasoning. Comment on the postings of at least two peers.