A Summary: Mccrimmon’s Thought Leadership & Goleman’s E.I.

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A Summary: McCrimmon’s Thought Leadership & Goleman’s E.I. This paper will showcase the work of two respected professionals whom greatly contributed to modernizing certain leadership themes. Mitch McCrimon, author of Thought Leadership: A Radical Departure from Traditional Positional Leadership, and Daniel Goleman, author of The Emotional Intelligence of Leaders; will serve as the focus for this review. Both of the articles outline specific personnel qualities that are advantageous to the success of organizations. In Goleman’s convincing presentation of emotional intelligence, the psychologist uses cognitive science to explain his theory. McCrimon’s publishing differentiates thought and positional leadership. Goleman’s E.I. Daniel Goleman’s article, The Emotional Intelligence of Leaders, begins by laying a scientific foundation in which he explains emotional intelligence is generated from within the functional areas of the brain. However he argues a clear difference between rational (I.Q.) and emotional intelligence (E.I.). Goleman adds that these two qualities of the brain work systematically with each other and goes on to outline how the capacity of the latter carries more weight in terms of employee performance. The article also outlines how deficiencies in emotional intelligence create barriers for even the most rudimentary leadership concepts. Goleman summaries five dimensions of emotional intelligence that are at the center of social talent and also the foundation of leadership competencies: self-awareness, managing emotions, motivating others, showing empathy and staying connected. These dimensions can be improved upon in adults. However Goleman indicates that unlike an individual’s intelligence quotient (IQ), emotional intelligence can be learned and increases through life experience as we age. McCrimmon’s Thought Leadership

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