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Unformatted text preview: , N U M B E R 5 N OV E M B E R/ D EC E M B E R 20 0 1 selves high ratings in the emotional intelligence abilities of social responsibility, impulse control, and empathy. This suggests that if you give your boss the impression that you are a whole person with a well-rounded life, you're more likely to believe in your abilities to contribute to a group, resist impulsive actions, and understand the emotions of others. Ratings on worklife balance from direct reports were also associated with impulse control. Straightforwardness and composure. From all rater perspectives, the leadership skills of remaining steadfast and calm during crises, relying on facts, and being able to recover from mistakes were related to impulse control. Direct reports' ratings of their managers' straightforwardness and composure were also associated with stress tolerance, social responsibility, and optimism (the ability to maintain a positive attitude even in the face of adversity), and bosses' ratings of managers' resolve and poise were related to managers' own sense of happiness. Building and mending relat...
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- Spring '09