Bus 520 week 4 assignment 1 – emotional intelligence and effective

Assignment 1: Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership

Due Week 4 and worth 220 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) (Batool, 2013). Imagine that you are an internal consultant to an organization of your choosing. 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 can submit this assignment as a PowerPoint or other equivalent visual software, OR as a written assignment. Please see each description below. Note: You may create and / or make all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.

For PowerPoint or visual presentation option:

  

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Prepare an eight to ten (8-10) slide presentation (PowerPoint) 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 two (2) quality academic resources you have located using the      Strayer Learning Resource Center (LRC) resources / databases in this      assignment. Academic references for this assignment should be formatted      using APA guidelines for Annotated Bibliography. You can find helpful APA      resources in the Strayer LRC. Review the for instructions on how to locate the APA resources.      Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, neither do      Web-based blogs.
  7. Format      your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
  1. Include       a title slide containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name,       the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The title slide is       not included in the required page length.
  2. Include       a reference slide. Citations and references must follow APA Annotated       Bibliography format. The reference page is not included in the required       slide length.

For written paper option:

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper 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. Use at      least two (2) quality academic resources you have located using the      Strayer Learning Resource Center (LRC) resources / databases in this      assignment. Academic references for this assignment should be formatted      using APA guidelines for Annotated Bibliography. You can find helpful APA      resources in the Strayer LRC. Review the for instructions on how to locate the APA resources.      Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource, and neither do      web-based blogs.
  6. Format      your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:
  1. Typed,       double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch       margins on all sides.
  2. Include       a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name,       the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is       not included in the required page length.
  3. Include       a reference page. Citations and references must follow APA Annotated       Bibliography format. The reference page is not included in the required       page length.
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