Description I have one discussion and will need to replies for my classmates. I will send you the replies after I have submitted my discussion. Each one has to be 3-4 paraphraphs (Discussion too) Week 5: Self-Architecture Nature has long practiced the art of renewal—adapting itself to changing conditions. Nature knows that homeostasis is stagnation. Organisms that are not growing are dying. Poets, who can be thought of as cultural messengers, have noted the seeming resistance of humans to alter their present state. Nature has long practiced the art of renewal—adapting itself to changing conditions. Nature knows that homeostasis is stagnation. Organisms that are not growing are dying. Poets, who can be thought of as cultural messengers, have noted the seeming resistance of humans to alter their present state. Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves! —André Gide, winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in Literature This week, as you explore the concept of self-architecture, think about natural living systems and the many components that comprise the whole. Remind yourself that the process of self-architecture is an ongoing action that takes time and patience. Those around you may notice the results of your efforts before you can see the changes that have occurred within you. All leaders have a leadership toolbox that contains resources to self-reflect, self-develop, and self-assess. Developing strong reflective leadership skills by applying proven applications of self-assessment will help ensure you add value to your organization and to your team. Leadership applications in self-reflection, development, and assessment will be critical to your success in identifying your leader strengths and areas of improvement within a current organizational culture. This week, you will articulate ways to build emotional intelligence. You will also self-reflect and evaluate your leadership skills by taking emotional intelligence quizzes and completing a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis. Upon reflection, you will develop a personal leadership development plan. Learning Objectives By the end of this week, you should be able to: Analyze ways of building Emotional Intelligence (EI) Evaluate the extent that EI is an important leadership skill within an organization Evaluate key personal strengths and areas of personal improvement as they apply to your leadership skills Evaluate your emotional intelligence as it applies to your leadership skills within an organization Design a personal leadership plan to further develop your leadership strengths and goals and mitigate weaknesses Examine the relationship creating positive organizational culture has to Walden’s Mission of creating positive social change Discussion: Emotional Intelligence—A Key Leadership Skill Before beginning this Discussion, take a moment to participate in one of the many online assessments of Emotional Intelligence (EI) available by conducting an online search of “Emotional Intelligence Surveys.” You may also use one of the following Emotional Intelligence surveys: Cherry, K. (2016). How emotionally intelligent are you? Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl_eq_quiz.htm ChopraCenter. (2017). Emotional intelligence quiz. Retrieved from http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/dH_-h3Q/Emotional-Intelligence-Quiz The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. (2017). Emotional intelligence quiz. Retrieved from https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ei_quiz Note: After assessing your own score, you do not need to share your findings with your colleagues in the Discussion, but you will reflect upon your results in your Week 5 Assignment. To prepare for this Discussion, pay particular attention to the following Learning Resources: Cherry, K. (2016). How emotionally intelligent are you? Retrieved from http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl_eq_quiz.htm ChopraCenter. (2017). Emotional intelligence quiz. Retrieved from http://www.quibblo.com/quiz/dH_-h3Q/Emotional-Intelligence-Quiz Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D. R., & Salovey, P. (2016). The ability model of emotional intelligence: Principles and updates. Emotion Review, 8(4), 290–300. OpenAthens / Please wait… BY DAY 3 Post a cohesive response to the following: Describe at least two credible methods one can use to build his or her emotional intelligence. For each suggestion, articulate the pros and cons of the method, including your analysis of the applicability of this method as a tool to increase your own emotional intelligence. Offer an example of a time when employing one of these methods might have allowed you to have a better outcome to a situation. Based on the readings and your own research, assess the extent to which you think that emotional intelligence can improve leader effectiveness. Be sure to support your ideas by connecting them to the week’s Learning Resources, as well as other credible resources you have read; or what you have observed and experienced. General Guidance: Your original post, due by Day 3, will typically be 3 or 4 paragraphs in length, as a general expectation/estimate. Refer to the Week 5 Discussion 1 Rubric for grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use the rubric to assess your work. Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings. BY DAY 5 Respond to at least two of your colleagues’ in one or more of the following ways: Share an insight about what you learned about emotional intelligence from having read your colleagues’ postings and discuss how and why your colleague’s posting resonated with you professionally and personally. Seek additional clarity or ask your colleague a question, with accompanying context that will help your colleague to think more critically or broadly about the importance of emotional intelligence. Offer an example, from your experience or observation, which validates or differs from what your colleague discussed related to emotional intelligence. Offer specific suggestions that will help your colleague build upon his or her emotional intelligence to further his or her leadership skills within an organization or improve the organization’s culture. Offer further assessment of how emotional intelligence could impact a leader’s effectiveness within an organizational culture. Share how something your colleague discussed changed the way you consider your own emotional intelligence and/or its impact on your leadership abilities. Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you have learned and/or any insights that you have gained as a result of the comments that your colleagues made.
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