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Emotional Intelligence- a Positive Psychology Tool for Effective Leadership


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Positive psychology, a new branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions. Positive psychology has three central concerns: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Understanding positive emotions entails the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future. Understanding positive individual traits consists of the study of the strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-knowledge, moderation, self-control, and wisdom. Understanding positive institutions entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, civility, parenting, nurturance, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, purpose, and tolerance. Emotional intelligence (EI) represents an ability to validly reason with emotions and to use emotions to enhance thought. It includes the abilities to accurately perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth. When it comes to leadership, EI is incredibly important, making the difference between effective and mediocre leadership. This paper throws light to the concept of emotional intelligence as a positive psychology tool for effective leadership.

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Emotional Intelligence, IQ, Positive Emotions, Multiple Intelligence
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Shiney Chib
Datta Meghe Institute of Management Studies, nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


Positive psychology, a new branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions. Positive psychology has three central concerns: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Understanding positive emotions entails the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future. Understanding positive individual traits consists of the study of the strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-knowledge, moderation, self-control, and wisdom. Understanding positive institutions entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, civility, parenting, nurturance, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, purpose, and tolerance. Emotional intelligence (EI) represents an ability to validly reason with emotions and to use emotions to enhance thought. It includes the abilities to accurately perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth. When it comes to leadership, EI is incredibly important, making the difference between effective and mediocre leadership. This paper throws light to the concept of emotional intelligence as a positive psychology tool for effective leadership.

Keywords


Emotional Intelligence, IQ, Positive Emotions, Multiple Intelligence



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2010%2Fv1i1-2%2F49743