Motional Intelligence and Effective Leadership

Assignment 1: Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadership

Due Week 3 and worth 260 points

According to the article i??Emotional Intelligence and Effective Leadershipi??, 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.

PowerPoint Resources

Review the videos in the playlist Creating a Presentation in PowerPoint 2013, located here, for tips on getting started using PowerPoint.
Review the i??Death by PowerPointi?? presentation, located here, for tips on effectively creating engaging presentations.
In preparation for this assignment, review the following additional resources on emotional intelligence:


i??Cultivating emotional intelligence, located herei?? (3 min 36 s)

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:

Fully explain emotional intelligence, and give two (2) examples of the concept. Next, examine the concept of i??emotional quotienti?? compared to traditional i??intelligence quotient.i??
Suggest two to three (2-3) reasons why leadersi?? need emotional intelligence to manage todayi??s workforce. Speculate on at least two (2) possible consequences should a leader not possess emotional intelligence.
Explore the elements of emotional intelligence that leaders must be aware of to increase leadership effectiveness.
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.
Include speakeri??s notes for each slide to indicate what you would say as you were delivering the presentation to the Board of Directors.
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 studenti??s name, the professori??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.
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