As a school leader, commit to learning more about your own emotional intelligence and its role in defining you as an effective leader. Complete a self assessment instrument and ask selected staff members to provide you with feedback as well. An easily accessible instrument is Palmer's GENOS Emotional Intelligence Inventory (Concise) available in Moore (2009a). After collecting the feedback, reflect on its implications for you as a school leader.
Choose a collaborative team within your school and conduct an observation of one of its regular meetings. Use scripting to record specific exchanges among team members that involve emotional responses. Note elements of the decision making process that were influenced by emotions. In a follow up meeting with the team, share your observations in a constructive manner that helps the team members better understand their own facility with emotional intelligence.