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MGT 351 What Makes a Leader , written by Daniel Goleman, is an excellent piece of work regarding the emotional intelligence it takes to become a true leader. Many believe that it only takes intelligence, toughness, determination, and a vision to become a leader, however, they are wrong. It truly takes more than that, and Goleman does an outstanding job of explaining this notion. Through his analysis and studies, Goleman points out that emotional intelligence has played an increasingly important role at the highest levels of a company, such as CEO and COO, where technical skills are important, but not the ultimate deciding factor. In fact, he says “differences in technical skills are of negligible importance” (Goleman 2). Goleman describes five components of emotional intelligence; self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Self-awareness, the first, is defined as having a deep understanding of one’s emotions, strengths, weaknesses, needs, and drives. People with a strong self-awareness are
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