The Importance of Emotional Intelligence and Servant Leadership Working in Concert to Promote Social Responsibility

ID: 51429 Type: Virtual Paper
  1. Gina Shipley and Lesley Casarez, Angelo State University, United States

Abstract: Servant leadership characteristics, combined with the traits of emotional intelligence, were examined in determining leader efficacy These characteristics and traits are superimposed upon one another to determine common themes between servant leadership and emotional intelligence When leaders embody both – characteristics of emotional intelligence and servant leadership theories – the sum of the results for followers and society is greater than either theory standing alone Educational leaders of the 21st Century are called upon to serve multiple stakeholders, including students, parents, faculty and staff, as well as communities and society at large Whether teaching in academic settings or teaching life skills through social services, the application of emotional intelligence and servant leadership theories will nurture followers' capacity to grow and transform their lives


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