Library Leadership

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Leadership is emotional. People are often promoted into leadership positions based on their emotional intelligence, which research has shown to be twice as important for leaders as technical skills. Those high in this ability are rated as better leaders by the people who work for them, and know how to set a positive emotional tone in their organizations to lead success. On this show Jason Martin, Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University, provides an overview of emotional intelligence and its importance to library leaders.

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Sponsor:           00:00

This podcast is brought to you by the School of Library and Information Management from Emporia State University, where library leaders are created, with program sites in Kansas, Utah, Oregon, Colorado, and South Dakota, and by the Park City Library, making film and podcasting possible with green screen and sound recording resources.


Adriane:                     00:28

This is Adriane Herrick Juarez. You’re listening to Library Leadership Podcast, where we talk about libraries and leadership, and speak with guests who share their ideas, innovations, and strategic insights in the profession.


Today we’re here with Jason Martin, who is the Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. He oversees library assessment, policy, and professional development.


Welcome, Jason.
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