Emotional competence

Tan Lei Shek, Cecilia M.S. Ma

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In the leadership literature, emotional competence is commonly regarded as an important quality of an effective leader. In this chapter, the basic concepts and theories of emotional competence are introduced. The role of emotional competence in positive youth development and effective leadership is described. To help students appreciate the importance of emotional competence, a lecture on emotional competence was developed in a subject entitled “Tomorrow’s leaders” at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The objectives, intended learning outcomes, lecture outline and lecture materials are presented in this chapter. Issues regarding the teaching of emotional competence are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Leadership and Intrapersonal Development in University Students
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781536119701
ISBN (Print)9781536119503
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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