Why this Question:
The question is included in the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4 as well as ‘Conceptual Tuesdays’ in Mission-2023 Secure.
The question’s main demand:
To establish a link between emotional intelligence and effective leadership.
Explain – Give a detailed account of how and why something happened, or what the context is. Wherever possible, define key terms and back them up with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the response:
To begin, define emotional intelligence (EI).
First, discuss the role of emotional intelligence in perceiving, using, understanding, and managing emotions.
Next, connect the emotional aspect of EI to communication and persuasion – attempting to influence an outcome or followers by using authority, consistency, and commitment, liking and reciprocity/reciprocity, and so on. Write about its relationship to leadership.
Conclusion: Emphasise the implications for leaders and employers in understanding the importance of interpersonal relationships in the organisational context.