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Learning Resources

Note: To access this weeks’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.

Required Readings

Review the information found at Mind Tools:

Trivella, P., Gerogiannis, V., & Svarna, S. (2013). Exploring Workplace Implications of Emotional Intelligence (WLEIS) in Hospitals: Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intentions. Procedia–Social and Behavioral Sciences 73(27). 701–709.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Van der Linden, D., Tsaousis, I., & Petrides, K. V. (2012). Overlap between General Factors of Personality in the Big Five, Giant Three, and trait emotional intelligence. Personality and Individual Differences, 53(3), 175–179.

Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Greater Good. (2012). Body language quiz: Test your emotional intelligence. Retrieved from

Take this free online assessment, and note your results for this week’s Discussion.

Institute for Health and Human Potential. (2015). Emotional Intelligence Quiz. Retrieved from–eq–quiz/

Required Media

Morrison, J. (2015). Emotional intelligence and the nursing leader. [Video]. Retrieved from

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 16 minutes.

Optional Resources

Chang, B. P., Vacanti, J. C., Michaud, Y., Flanagan, H., & Urman, R. D. (2013). Emotional intelligence in the operating room: Analysis from the Boston Marathon bombing. American journal of disaster medicine, 9(2), 77–85.

Assignment: Emotional Intelligence

Empathy, motivation, self– and social awareness—what thoughts or images arise as you read these words? These terms relate to skills for understanding, expressing, and managing emotions in self and others, which are attributes of emotional intelligence.

Research frequently demonstrates the importance of emotional intelligence for leaders and managers. In health care, nursing leaders who demonstrate emotional intelligence can positively influence organizational outcomes by contributing to improved nurse retention, increased job satisfaction, and better health outcomes for patients (Codier, Muneno, Franey, & Matsuura, 2010).

To further your self–knowledge, you examine your own emotional intelligence and consider strategies for developing this important leadership characteristic.

To Prepare

·       Review the leaning resources for Week 10. There are 2 tests that are available to you to assess your personal Emotional Intelligence. Take both the tests and consider your personal attributes of emotional intelligence..

·       Identify strategies for developing any areas of opportunity or areas for enhancing your emotional intelligence. What do you need to do to achieve or sustain a high level of performance in this area?

·       Also consider how to work with leaders who do not demonstrate strong emotional intelligence (EI) or whose EI strengths differ from yours. Include these strategies as well.

To Complete

Write a 2– to 3–page paper that describes the results of your emotional intelligence assessment and include your strategies for developing your EI. Be sure to refer to your week 10 resources to develop these strategies and of course cite any references that you use. Also consider how to work with leaders who do not demonstrate strong emotional intelligence (EI) or whose EI strengths differ from yours. Include these strategies as well. Refer to your assignment rubic for grading criteria.