Module 6 DQ 1 Synthesize the importance of psychological dimensions of leadership such as emotional intelligence and the spiritual dimensions of leadership. please see the lecture notes
Effective leadership in today`s chaotic global world requires strength and courage in order to address the challenges faced by leaders and their organizations on a daily basis. The strength and courage of leaders is based in part on a variety of cognitive and psychological dimensions including emotional intelligence, social intelligence, spirituality, and moral reasoning. Many of these dimensions are related to each other.
The Interdependence of an Individual`s Values, Spirituality, Sense of Meaning, and Moral Reason
Although we often discuss some of the individual internal characteristics of a person separately, research shows they are all interconnected. Researchers have shown that "a sense of meaning in life" is related to a person`s values and beliefs as well as to their interconnectedness with other people (Fry, 2000; Steger, Frazier, Oishi, and Kaler, 2006). Spirituality is also related to a person`s sense of and nature of interconnectedness to other people (Delgado, 2005). This interconnectedness with other people, including stakeholders, is also a function of one`s moral reasoning in that people with high levels of moral reasoning are empathetic with others as a result of their high level of moral reasoning (Rest, Bebeau, and Volker, 1986). A discussion of these individual concepts requires one to understand their definitions and the context in which they are used in order to ensure that the discussion is based on a common set of assumptions.
Module 6 DQ 1 Studentâ€™s Name Institutional Affiliation Importance of Psychological Dimensions of Leadership There is a change in the nature of work in the workplaces and requires different approaches in all dimensions. This is evident in the constant change of the kinds of jobs that employees used to