“Critically discuss the role of emotional intelligence in the deployment of two different leadership models in contemporary organisations” (Ian McDonald)

Below is tutor’s answer about the essay:

 

Q:Can you write about the two models being transformational and transactional or transformational and authentic? Im a little confused as to whether or not transacitional forms part of transformational and would form just one model?

A:Transformational leadership creates the comparison. All that comes before Transformational leadership is considered as being Transactional in nature as it uses a carrot/stick approach to motivation and therefore offers or takes away something as a result of an action.  Transformational leadership actual seeks to create change in the follower rather than reward or sanction them.  So Transactional is used to describe a whole range of models of leadership that were based on the thinking before transformational models.

Q:Critically discuss the role of emotional intelligence in the deployment of two different leadership models in contemporary organisations

Do you suggest choosing two different models, one that uses little EI and one that uses high EI?

Or how two leadership styles that do employ EI in different ways?

A:One of the core elements of understanding all the adaptive models which use different leadership styles  is ” how you decide which style  or even which model to use.”  This is where emotional intelligence comes into play.  It is using the appropriate style/model to match the follower/circumstances.  So the question is asking you to consider how emotional intelligence plays a role in considering how to lead.

Q:Clarity on Leadership Question

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I have been asked by a couple of students about the focus of the leadership question set as part of your assignment.

:“Critically discuss the role of emotional intelligence in the deployment of two different leadership models in contemporary organisations”. 

For clarity: What I am looking for is a demonstration of your knowledge around two different leadership models/styles and how Emotional Intelligence plays a part in knowing which leadership to deploy and the problems that can be caused by making use of inappropriate leadership styles/models for the circumstances you describe.  The Emotional Intelligence  element in the question is associated with the choice of which model/style to use, not with the model/style itself.  I am asking you to demonstrate that through EI you can decide which two models you would use in two different circumstances within your chosen organisation. How is that decision made, what are the benefits when the leader gets it right and what is the cost when you get it wrong.

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