AHP student leadership practice based learning toolkit

Welcome to the student leadership tool kit. This toolkit aims to support and offer you resources to prepare you for your practice based learning. Created by Hannah Watson, University of Brighton and Maria Trotman, Kent and Medway AHP Faculty.

Publication date:
19 May 2021
Date range:
May 2021 - Ongoing

Why is emotional intelligence important in leadership?

Emotional intelligence (sometimes referred to as EQ or EI) is the ability to comprehend, control, and develop your own feelings, while also being able to understand and manage others’ feelings.

Leaders with high emotional intelligence create more connected and motivated teams. The skills people with emotional intelligence possess make them effective managers.

People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they're feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people.