Mgmt for Organizations – Weekly Assignments

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Wk 1 Discuss this article as assigned in Readings. Do you believe that employees can learn/be trained to be more emotionally intelligent? Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings. I enjoyed reading this article; it was interesting to me that both examples of the managers’ displays of  emotional intelligence and acts of promoting a more unified organization among its employees involved  food. I suppose, despite differing levels of mgmt and subordinates, food provides a common ground on  which everyone stands equal, which in turn creates a more relaxed environment for employees to become  comfortable among each other.  I believe that emotional intelligence is a learned behavior; to some adults it may come more naturally, but I  think that ultimately it is a character trait that is learned through experience. According to a study  discussed in the article,  childhood development behaviors can signal the kind of supervisory abilities a  person later demonstrates at work” (2003, p C2).   If children grow up in an environment that stimulates  positive feelings and the management of those feelings, they will come more naturally as an adult. On the  other hand, the children who grow up in an environment that doesn’t promote healthy emotions and the  display towards others, it may be more difficult for those to manage their feelings and address the feelings  of others. Albeit, given the tools and opportunity, I believe those individuals can learn to be emotionally  intelligent through experience.  Zoeckler, E. (2003, September 15). Emotional intelligence creates a positive work environment. The  Herald, p. C2. Retrieved from  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb? Impact of Personality Differences Individual differences represent the essence of the challenge of management. Not only are no two managers alike, but no two employees are alike. Managers face the challenge of working with people who possess a multitude of individual characteristics. Hundreds of personality characteristics have been identified including the Big Five Personality Traits, locus of control, self-esteem and the needs for achievement, affiliation and power. Applying information regarding the personality traits, what are the personal characteristics that you believe would contribute to the success of entrepreneurs/entrepreneurs? Big 5 Personality Traits: locus of control, self-esteem and needs for achievement, affiliation
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2011 for the course BUSINESS 101 taught by Professor All during the Spring '11 term at Ashford University.

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