Leadership styles apply to social work; a social worker’s role is to listen to their clients’ grievances and offer ultimately emotional support. A leader serves the people; his role is to represent the people; thus, he/she should also know their problems then provide a solution. Several leadership styles apply to social work, such as affiliative leadership, which is essential for a leader’s values and puts their people first. The same case applies to social work; in general, the clients or people are placed above everything else to achieve their emotional and psychological strength. Coaching style also applies as the name suggests; the social worker coaches their clients through their problems and improves their performance even for the future.
Personal emotional intelligence strengths
My strengths are self-confidence, almost all the time; I feel high after handing a client since something always tells me way before the results arise “they are going to be alright; you have done your best.” I have a strength in empathy; I concluded this by viewing how I relate to clients’ emotions and changes when they open up. I also do well with self-control. Every day, I successfully juggle up between different clients with different feelings and emotional challenges and I have never had an emotional breakdown during even the most touching sessions. I am an extrovert; thus, communication has never been a problem; I see this from my social interactions with people around me. I enjoy socializing, and through socializing, I often get to attain the clients’ trust, thus get maximum transparency.
Areas requiring further development