Week 1 Discussion 1 Truths About Leadership

Read the article, “10 Tough Truths About Leadership (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.”. Based on the information in the article, which of the ten truths do you think are the most important for leaders to understand and why? Emotional intelligence has become an important topic in leadership. The 5th truth in this article deals with emotions. What can leaders do to help control emotions? According to the 9th truth, leaders should be relentless in their pursuit of goals. Is it ever appropriate to give up on a goal? Give an example and explain why it is or why it is not appropriate to give up on an achieving a goal.

Required Resources


Northouse, P. (2013). Leadership theory and practice (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781452203409.


Adams, S. (2012, October 4). 10 tough truths about leadership (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site.. Forbes. Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2012/10/04/10-tough-truths-about-leadership/ Leadership through collaboration and harmony: How to lead without formal authority. (2009, November). Perspectives for Managers, 180, 1-4.

Browning, B.W. (2007, May). Leadership in desperate times: An analysis of endurance: Shackleton’s incredible voyage through the lens of leadership theory. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 9(2), 183-193.

Wickham, K. & Walther, J. (2007, January – March). Perceived behaviors of emergent and assigned leaders in virtual groups. International Journal of E-Collaboration, 3(1), 1-17.

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Emotional intelligence: Developing strong “people skills” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newCDV_59.htm

Elder, L. (1996). Critical thinking and emotional intelligence (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines, 16(2). Retrieved from http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/cognition-and-affect-critical-thinking-and-emotional-intelligence/485

Greg, A. [Allan Greg In Conversation] (2012, March 13). Daniel Goleman explains emotional intelligence (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/NeJ3FF1yFyc

Kahn, J. (2013, September 11). Can emotional intelligence be taught? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/magazine/can-emotional-intelligence-be-taught.html?_r=0

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