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What is DEI Initiatives

Cases on Servant Leadership and Equity
Seek to address and mitigate the lack of access, empowerment, or fairness provided to populations that are unrepresented or marginalized in society or by an institution.
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Emotional Intelligence Optimizes Servant-Leaders' Implementation of DEI Initiatives
Katherine L. Roe (Western Connecticut State University, USA) and Chris James Anderson (SUNY Potsdam, USA)
Copyright: © 2023 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-5812-9.ch009
Servant leadership is optimized through demonstrated emotional intelligence (EI), which increases the likelihood of implementing I-CORT to advance the learning for all mission. Absent of demonstrated EI and an I-CORT mindset, the efficacy of one's desire to present as a servant leader is adversely impacted. Therefore, institutes of higher education (IHE) should develop curriculum explicitly requiring educational leaders and teacher candidates to demonstrate emotional intelligence, promote professional learning communities, and consistently exhibit mindfulness based on intentionality, care, optimism, respect, and trust (I-CORT) to effectively implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
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