Drawing together current thinking and research by leading writers in the field, Educational Leadership will help you to understand and critically analyze key strategic aspects of educational leadership, including: leadership perspectives and values; external and internal contexts; autonomy and accountability; partnership and collaboration; leading strategy and change
The book explores major challenges for educational leaders in managing the increasingly permeable boundary between educational organizations and their external contexts, and reconciling environmental expectations and internal priorities. It will encourage you to positively problematize the field and reflect on current debates and issues.
This book is an essential resource for providers and students of graduate courses in educational leadership and management, as well as those involved in undertaking professional development programs. It will also serve the reflective practitioner as personal reference when occupying or aspiring towards leadership roles in schools, colleges and other educational organizations.
Chapter 4: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Labour and Affective Leadership
Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Labour and Affective Leadership
Few terms from leadership and personal development training become familiar in everyday language. However Emotional intelligence (EI) is an exception, as Daniel Goleman (1995, 1998, 2000), author and former psychologist, has so popularised his theories that his books have become best-sellers.
EI is widely considered a template for success in the fields of strategic collaboration and integrated practice. Supporters claim that EI is more important in life than academic success, while opponents claim it is not an ‘intelligence’, and some dismiss it as ‘pop psychology’ (Mayer et al., 2008).
In this chapter, we present two main strands of EI theory and offer a critique drawing on some key literature sources. We explore ...