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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Analyse the role that emotional intelligence plays in leadership 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120305  Analyse the role that emotional intelligence plays in leadership 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Administration 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Public Administration 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard will be useful to learners who are working within the Public Sector, Local Government, commercial or community environment. It will enable learners to apply knowledge, skills and insight in leadership as part of their job. This standard will also add value to public officials involved in integrated development planning, public sector management or administration specialities.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explain the concept of emotional intelligence and how this impacts on leadership.
  • Analysing the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-awareness in relation to leadership.
  • Analysing the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-management in relation to leadership.
  • Analysing the relationship between emotional intelligence and social awareness in relation to leadership.
  • Applying techniques for responding to situations in an emotionally intelligent manner. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication at NQF Level 4. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the role of emotional intelligence and how it impacts on leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of emotional intelligence is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role and concept of self-esteem is analysed in terms of its relationship to emotional intelligence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts and roles of self-confidence and assertiveness is analysed in relation to leadership. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Assertiveness includes aggressiveness and submissiveness.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of emotional intelligence is discussed in terms of its impact on leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The concept locus of control is explained in relation to its impact on leadership. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Locus of control refers to external or internal forces and influences that impact on emotional intelligence.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Attitudes are analysed in relation to responses in various leadership situations. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Analyse the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-awareness in relation to leadership. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Self-awareness extends to but is not limited to the evaluation of own behaviour in authentic situations including the examining of self in socio-structural, political, cultural, economic, personal and work environments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of self-awareness in leadership is defined and analysed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of self-awareness is discussed and techniques for enhancing self-awareness are identified and applied in order to enhance leadership ability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques for enhancing self-awareness include but are not limited to balancing locus of control, recognising and observing own feelings in given situations, managing emotions.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ability to deal constructively with reality is developed in order to enhance leadership potential. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reality includes perceptions of given situations in case studies relating to leadership. Reality checks are measured via peer discussion, feedback and assessment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of feedback is discussed and analysed in relation to developing and enhancing self-awareness. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Analyse the relationship between emotional intelligence and self-management in relation to leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of self-management in leadership is defined and analysed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of self-management is explained and techniques for enhancing self-management are identified and applied in order to enhance leadership ability. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Techniques for enhancing self-management include but are not limited to the evaluation of own management abilities from a communication, emotional intelligence and analytical perspective.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The concepts and role of emotions, moods, temperament and emotional disorders are explained in relation to the impact they have on self-management and leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Emotions are categorised into clusters and an indication is given of the non-verbal signals that can reveal the presence of emotions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of stress is examined in the context of emotional intelligence and techniques identified for managing stress for optimal interactions and performance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Analyse the relationship between emotional intelligence and social awareness in relation to leadership. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of emotional intelligence in handling relationships with others is discussed with examples from a leadership perspective. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The importance of being sensitive in demonstrating social awareness is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The role of emotional intelligence in building and maintaining levels of trust is discussed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Techniques for managing feedback to others in an emotionally intelligent manner are identified and explained using examples. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Feedback techniques in an emotionally intelligent manner include but are not limited to making allowances for others, seeking input from others, bonding with team members, giving hard feedback in terms of poor performance, the importance of objectivity and transparency, the importance of good listening skills, allowing others to voice opinions and views.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The impact of emotional intelligence in dealing with varying social contexts is outlined and analysed with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of overcoming preconceived notions when dealing with social issues and problems is discussed with examples. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply techniques for responding to situations in an emotionally intelligent manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Emotional skills for coping with varying situations are discussed and applied in a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implications and consequences of applying emotional intelligence is explained with reference to motivation, conflict management and creating a positive environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Behavioural skills for coping with different scenario's in an emotionally intelligent manner are identified, discussed and applied to a leadership context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Self-analysis is conducted to determine own emotional intelligence abilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Self-analysis is conducted to determine levels of emotional intelligence in given situations. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Self-analysis can be conducted via feedback from others, personality questionnaires etc.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Strengths, talents and weaknesses are identified and the necessary actions taken to minimise weaknesses and enhance strengths and talents. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Any individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard or assessing this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner must demonstrate an understanding of:
  • JOHARI window
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • The principles and theories of emotional intelligence
  • Behavioural skills in the context of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Stress management 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking processes to interpret how emotional intelligence affect own work context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community to gain feedback to enhance emotional intelligence. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to reduce negative stress resulting from ineffective self-management in a leadership context. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information in order to determine one's own emotional intelligence strengths and weaknesses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language in the modes of oral and/or written persuasion to practice emotional intelligence effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility to the environment and health of others in conducting emotional intelligence analyses. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of interrelated systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts relating to emotional intelligence do not exist in isolation and that varying internal and external factors will impact on this. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities by integrating positive emotional intelligence in leadership. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Additional

    Articulation Possibilities:

    This Unit Standard will enable a learner to articulate to other qualifications in Business Administration, Generic Management, Public Finance Management and Administration, Municipal Finance Management and Administration, Human Resources Management, Communications. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50081   Further Education and Training Certificate: Leadership Development  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  50205   National Certificate: Municipal Integrated Development Planning  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  58008   National Diploma: Aircraft Piloting  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  58779   Further Education and Training Certificate: Production Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  58580   National Certificate: Aerodrome Control  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  58581   National Certificate: Air Traffic Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  50060   National Certificate: Public Administration  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  57805   National Certificate: Public Sector Employment and Skills Development Practices  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  PSETA 
    Elective  58023   National Diploma: Aircraft Piloting  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  80066   National Certificate: Strategic Road Traffic Operations  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


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