Connecting Emotional Intelligence to Management Styles

On a scale of ten, I would rate Ronald’s emotional intelligence five out of ten. Ronald does not know his strengths and weaknesses that could make him lead effectively. He is also not managing his emotional reactions as required. Ronald lets his anger govern his behavior. Also, he does not have empathy towards his employees but concludes on them being late. Lastly, instead of building relationships with employees, he shows hostility.

Some of the staff failing to turn up for the meeting means the relation management of Ronald is poor. Also, the silence he experiences and continues to address implies his social awareness is low because he does not notice how they react to him. Also, saying those who are late do not deserve to be at the sandbox means he is not empathetic and does not want to know why they are late. Also, he is quick to anger and does not manage his emotions. It is evident when he authorizes the door to be closed because the staff is late.    

Depending on his behavior, the CEO leadership style is autocratic. His primary focus is entirely on results and efficiency, and he does not want to consider effective strategies to achieve that. Being authoritative can lead to resentment of employees, stress, and poor relationships, which may decrease the company’s performance (Harms et al., 2018).

By mapping through the Johari window, the CEO can let the employees learn about his strengths and weaknesses and himself, and hence, they will trust him. Secondly, he will analyze the feedback of the employees, which will help him learn about himself. Also, it will help him improve interpersonal communication with employees. Through employees gaining trust in him, having a healthy relationship, and recognizing himself via feedback, he will lead effectively (Gamayanto et al., 2019).

A workplace requires a leader who exhibits a high level of emotional intelligence. The intelligence will enable him to lead effectively by being self-aware, self-management, social awareness, and managing interpersonal relationships with employees. A high level of emotional intelligence leads to an effective leadership style, which improves a business.


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Harms, P., Wood, D., Landay, K., Lester, P., & Vogelgesang Lester, G. (2018). Autocratic leaders and authoritarian followers revisited: A review and agenda for the future. The Leadership Quarterly, 29(1), 105-122.