Choose one leadership, management, or organizational theory from your textbook and complete a library search for a peer-reviewed journal article that integrates the chosen theory with a nursing management/leadership topic.
The leadership theory that I decided to post about is an early leadership theory, but I think is one of the most important theories for nursing and medical professionals, Emotional Intelligence. According to (McEwen & Wills, 2018) “the concept of Emotional Intelligence includes the abilities of self-confidence, empathy, and visionary leadership”. The authors go on to explain that people with a high degree of Emotional Intelligence have a passion for the work and the people with who they work and describe the four key competencies by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis (McEwen & Wills, 2018). There are four parts, or domains, to the Emotional and Social Intelligence Leadership Competency Model developed by Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis:
1.Self-Awareness – The ability to understand our own emotions and their effects on our performance.
2.Self-management/self-control- The ability to keep disruptive emotions and impulses in check and maintain our effectiveness under stressful or hostile conditions.
3.Social awareness – the leader has empathy for others, the ability to sense others’ feelings and perspectives, taking an active interest in their concerns, and picking up cues about what others feel and think.
4.Relationship management – The ability to have a positive impact on others, persuading or convincing others to gain their support. (Emotional and social intelligence leadership competencies: An overview, 2020).
Present the article and discuss the theory used, the benefits of utilizing theory in this management/leadership article, and any weaknesses you identify with using the theory.
The article that I’m presenting is Emotional intelligence and personality characteristics of psychiatric nurses and their situations of exposure to violence. The research was done to investigate nurses who interact closely with patients and their relatives may be exposed to violence due to personal or institutional reasons or reasons related to patients’ relatives. The purpose is to examine the relationship between the emotional intelligence and sociotropic‐autonomic personality characteristics of nurses working in psychiatry clinics and their exposure to violence. The research data were collected using the Emotional Intelligence Evaluation Scale, the Sociotropy‐Autonomy Scale, and the Personal Information Form. Findings: A statistically significant relationship was determined between the “awareness of emotions” and the frequency of physical violence that was exposed; “management of emotions” and the number of psychological violence that was exposed; sociotropic personality characteristics; and the number of violent incidents.
The strength of the Emotional Intelligence study is understanding the emotions of the nurses and evaluate how a person exercising their skills of emotional intelligence can find ways to relate to others at a core level. This helps to improve their interpersonal relationships and draw people closer to them in social situations because emotional intelligence also increases the perception levels of those around the individual.
The weakness of using this type of theory is the fact that is difficult to measure subjective qualities and I believe the answers can be faked. This design is based on the participants’ recall of past events and exposure variables that may not be precise. In contrast, another limitation is the sample. Data were collected based on voluntary participation.
Discuss how the application of leadership theoretical frameworks and models can benefit nurse leaders personally and advance the nursing profession as a whole.
Emotional intelligence allows you to understand and manage your emotions to self-motivate and to create positive social interactions; it’s the first step in realizing your true potential. The value and benefits of Emotional Intelligence are vast in terms of personal, academic, and professional success, and advance the nursing profession as a whole.