Daniel Goleman Essay

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Interviewee Background Check Feelings as well as the broader term of emotions can ignite reactions from co-workers in the workplace that can make or break a business. Robert Plutchik says, “The six primary types of emotions as fear, joy, love, sadness, surprise, and anger.” In the workplace, the actions and behaviors that take place tend to begin with the boss of the company. A boss’s actions tend to rub off or have an effect on the employees who work under them. Employee’s feed off of the vibe and energy that there boss display. Taking a deeper look into the perspective of how an employee views their boss, there are a lot of things that people think of their boss but refrain from saying because they do not want to risk their job security. In Daniel Goleman’s “What Makes A Leader?”, he talks about how the most effective leaders all share one common quality. All effective leaders have a high degree of emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is having the capability to monitor your own emotions as well as the emotions of others. With this intelligence, a person is able to distinguish between a variety of emotions and behaviors while labeling them properly according to the person and their personality. Throughout this article, Goleman argues that successful leadership is not possible without having this quality of emotional intelligence. There are five components of emotional intelligence that are presented in the workplace; Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Motivation, Empathy, and Social Skill. With these components of displaying effective emotional intelligence, Goleman was also presented with the task of arguing if the ability to be an effective leader is learned or an innate trait. It is known that as we get older, we become smarter and more aware of what is right, wrong, what is acceptable and what is not. The argument presented in the reading revolved
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