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Emotional Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of Empathy and Self-Awareness in Leadership

EasyChair Preprint no. 13671

16 pagesDate: June 15, 2024


Emotional intelligence (EI) plays a crucial role in effective leadership, as it enables leaders to understand and connect with their team members on a deeper level. This abstract explores the concept of emotional intelligence and its components, namely self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills, highlighting their significance in leadership. The focus is particularly on empathy and self-awareness, as they are key drivers in harnessing the power of emotional intelligence within leadership.


Empathy allows leaders to understand and share the feelings of others, fostering trust, collaboration, and conflict resolution. Self-awareness, on the other hand, involves recognizing and managing personal emotions, strengths, weaknesses, biases, and blind spots. By cultivating self-awareness, leaders can develop authenticity, confidence, and effective decision-making abilities.


To enhance emotional intelligence in leadership, strategies such as self-reflection and assessment, emotional intelligence training, active listening, and stress management techniques are explored. The abstract also includes case studies of leaders who have successfully leveraged empathy and self-awareness, analyzing the impact of their leadership styles on teams and organizations.

Keyphrases: communication skills, Emotional Intelligence, emotional regulation, empathy, Leadership Development, self-awareness

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  author = {Elizabeth Henry and Harold Jonathan},
  title = {Emotional Intelligence: Harnessing the Power of Empathy and Self-Awareness in Leadership},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 13671},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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