Leadership & Emotional Intelligence
Introduction: The advanced-level nurse must be able to demonstrate intentional engagement in dynamic interprofessional teams to optimize patient can population-centered care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes. S/he must demonstrate self-reflection, flexibility and personal and professional growth to sustain leadership capacity and lifelong personal well-being. S/he must be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions. These behaviors will allow the nurse leader to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Understanding the components of emotional intelligence will allow the nurse to grow personally and professionally in how their own emotions affect leadership situations. This module will focus on the components of emotional intelligence and guide the nurse in applying emotional intelligence to their leadership development.
Define emotional intelligence and the components that affect interpersonal communication.
Demonstrate understanding of behaviors that support or discourage emotional intelligence.
Explore strategies for the use of emotional intelligence in leadership.
Student Learning Outcomes
Translate evidence from nursing science as well as other sciences into practice.
Synthesize knowledge form nursing and other disciplines to inform education, practice, and research.
Use diverse sources of evidence to inform practice.
Lead the translation of evidence into practice.
Model ethical behaviors in practice and leadership roles.
Facilitate communication that promotes an interdisciplinary approach.
Foster a practice environment that promotes accountability for care outcomes.
Foster strategies that promote a culture of civility across a variety of settings.
Identify opportunities to lead with moral courage to influence team decision.
Model respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion of all team decision.Mentor others in their development of professional growth and accountability.
Reading and Lectures:
Dugué, D., Sirost O., & Dosseville, J. (2021). A literature review of emotional intelligence and nursing education. Nurse Education in Practice, (54)103124,
Carragher, J., & Gormley, K. (2017). Leadership and emotional intelligence in nursing and midwifery education and practice: A discussion paper. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(1), 85-96. doi:10.1111/jan.13141
George, J. M. (2000). Emotions and leadership: The role of emotional intelligence. Human Relations, 53(8), 1027-1055. doi:10.1177/0018726700538001
Gerardi, D. (2015). Conflict engagement: Emotional and social intelligence. AJN, American Journal of Nursing, 115(8), 60-65. doi:10.1097/01.NAJ.0000470407.66800.e8
Suggested Lectures on You Tube:
Strategies to Become more Emotionally Intelligent: Daniel Goleman
Most leaders don’t even know the game they are in: Simon Sinek
Websites to View:
Self awareness https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/self-awareness.html
Self regulation https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/self-management.html
Social Skills https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/social-skills-emotional-intelligence.html
Discussion Forum Assignment:
Emotional Intelligence (EI) Infographic Due February 16, 2023
This is a group assignment.
After completing the reading, create an infographic poster related to your assigned element of Emotional Intelligence using PowerPoint. This poster should be of professional academic quality that a nurse leader might post/share with staff/colleagues and demonstrate application of the student learning outcomes listed above..
Faculty will make the assignment of the EI element after you have created your groups in the Discussion Forum.
Complete a ONE-slide infographic poster that demonstrates the emotional intelligence (EI) element/domain assigned. Use the Downstate powerpoint template or its colors and logo.
Posters should be concise and include the following components as they relate to DNP Leadership practice:
Define emotional intelligence
Name and definition of the emotional intelligence element/domain
DNP leader actions/behaviors that demonstrate (3-5) the EI element/domain.
DNP leader actions/behaviors that are inconsistent (3-5) with EI/Domain
Team results/outcomes (3-5) that may be realized when the leadership actions/behaviors are implemented.
Include an interesting, unique, creative quote, motto ,mantra, quote (perhaps from the leader you are going to do a book report on).
Scholarly references in APA should be included on a second slide.
Each group member should comment in the DF on one other poster with a different element/domain.
Be sure to proofread your Poster for spelling/grammar and consistency in presentation of the required component. The poster/infographic should be academic quality, using the Downstate powerpoint template or the Downstate colors and logo. Include the list of all group members at the bottom of the Poster for proper recording of the completed assignment and grading.