How can Jeff Laurie negate the ramifications associated with Chip Kelly racism?

In a recent article, Philadelphia Eagle owner Jeff Laurie has opted to remove Chip Kelly as the head coach of his football team. The search begins for a new leader that will enhance the overall team production. The primary mistake that owner Jeff Laurie has emphasized is the necessity for a Emotional Intelligence as a specific alternative to the leadership style associated with Chip Kelly.

According to the article, After Chip Kelly, Eagles looking for coach with “emotional intelligence”, the Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Laurie will seek a coach who has the ability to get along with others. The coach will have to massage the egos of prominent players and lead support staff and other players by using emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence leadership characteristics will not repair the damage associated with Chip Kelly racism.

What are the leadership characteristics associated with emotional intelligence?

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. Some researchers suggest that emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, while others claim it is an inborn characteristic.

Salovey and Mayer proposed a model that identified four different factors of emotional intelligence: the perception of emotion, the ability reason using emotions, the ability to understand emotion and the ability to manage emotions.

  1. Perceiving Emotions: The first step in understanding emotions is to perceive them accurately. In many cases, this might involve understanding nonverbal signals such as body language and facial expressions.
  2. Reasoning With Emotions: The next step involves using emotions to promote thinking and cognitive activity. Emotions help prioritize what we pay attention and react to; we respond emotionally to things that garner our attention.
  3. Understanding Emotions: The emotions that we perceive can carry a wide variety of meanings. If someone is expressing angry emotions, the observer must interpret the cause of their anger and what it might mean. For example, if your boss is acting angry, it might mean that he is dissatisfied with your work; or it could be because he got a speeding ticket on his way to work that morning or that he’s been fighting with his wife.
  4. Managing Emotions: The ability to manage emotions effectively is a crucial part of emotional intelligence. Regulating emotions, responding appropriately and responding to the emotions of others are all important aspect of emotional management.

The problem with using Emotional Intelligence is that the problem that is associated with Chip Kelly is racism. It is the same as trying to tighten a bolt with a screw driver. You will never tighten the screw because you are using the wrong tool.

What are the leadership characteristics needed to eliminate the ramifications associated with Chip Kelly racism?

The leadership characteristics needed are associated with promoting positive racial relationships. The leadership characteristics necessary to promote positive racial relationships include:

  1. Participative management
  2. Transactional
  3. Feminist
  4. Transformational
  5. Servant
  6. Social Justice
  7. Ethics as the foundation

Ethics includes the ethical beliefs that correspond to an individuals personal and professional code of ethics. The individuals personal ethics must include there spiritual foundation. The leader must faithfully develop good relationships. Their professional ethics code must include a commitment to develop moral communities that are committed to moral development and making the well-being of all the fundamental center of all moral and ethical decisions.

Servant leaders take precautionary steps, remove obstacles, empower followers, and are persuasive. Participative management leaders focus on self-reference, relationships seen and unseen, information sharing and deciphering, and self-organization. Social justice leaders define and create theories and practices that ensure greater opportunities for all.

Transformational leaders use research teams as a way of sharing power and allow subordinates to experiment with new ideas. Transformational leaders create a reflective thinking process that results in rethinking patterns of historical behavior and enables subordinates to look at problems from different angles, and facilitate second-order changes. Transactional leaders require compliance from employees in exchange for expected rewards and bureaucratic authority empowers transactional leadership. Feminist leaders create people-centered organizations by ensuring staff members treat subordinates with respect and dignity.

The only way for Jeff Laurie to eliminate the harm associated with Chip Kelly racism is to promote positive racial relationships.

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Racism is a menace and so we’ve been taught for ages which is the primary need for a diversity expert. However, even in this modern society of today where we see a lot of colored celebrities performing on stage with huge fan followings and of course an Afro-America President for the USA, we are still in a phase where racism exists in all its brutal glory and has been eating away at the society like a plague. Classrooms, are one of the most affected areas where color differences and racism exists to its extremes. Even after decades of progress and a lot of communal efforts at bridging the gaps between colored students, white students and teachers, it is sad to say that the disparities still exist and are just as pronounced today as they were back in the 1950s. Colored students, even in the likes of New York City, are attending under resourced schools or have been significantly isolated and made to be unequal in regular schools. Even if the teachers are well-intentioned, perpetuating the structural racism that has taken deep roots into the fabric of our education system is a tough task and make the need for a diversity expert imperative. Teachers need to recognize the biases that exist within the classroom and also take conscious measures to address them and their own biases of course. James Baldwin once said, “it is your very own responsibility to change this society, if you think of yourself as an educated person.” Dr. Derrick L. Campbell took this quote very effectively and straight to the heart and thus this Classroom Racism Exterminator happened. Classroom Racism Exterminator is an initiative that will teach you about your duty and moral obligation towards eliminating racism from the classrooms. This is where and how you will learn about what you need to do to produce a better society that is free of biases and disparities amongst the blacks and the whites. Because we understand how classroom biases and conversations about racism are difficult and how teachers and students almost avoid the topics altogether, we have put together a range of effective methods and products to help address the problem at hand and talk meaningfully to counter issues related to race and racism in the classroom. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell understands that it takes a lot of courage to talk about race and racism and that racial issues need to be viewed through a very critical lens that can understand and attend to the pertaining aspects of racism in the classroom. And therefore through this website we have made a conscious effort to eliminate racism from the classroom and make the educational system equal and beneficial for all. We know and we understand that there are no words that can actually describe how racism feels. There are cases and everybody tends to deal with it in their own manner. Some might lash out verbally or others might just withdraw into shells. Whatever the case, people don’t talk about it openly and teachers don’t really make a conscious effort at addressing the issue. We don’t really know if our children or if the youth is learning to be educated or become racists in their classroom. Our program is focused on helping children of color and regardless of their race, their full potential. We want every student to be able to recognize and reach their full potential so that they think of themselves as responsible citizens of their country and not regard themselves as worthless human beings. Here you will find motivational books and flash card games, all of which have been designed focusing on eliminating racism completely from our classrooms. The books and the games have been consciously designed keeping in mind the American society and educational system. It is a small effort on our and Dr. Campbell’s part to help this society become a better place to live in. A little about diversity expert Dr. Campbell Dr. Derrick L. Campbell the driving force behind Classroom Racism Exterminator is a dynamic figure and a constant source of motivation for us. He has a Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, Math Education, a Masters in Education Administration and also holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership. Dr. Campbell is a well known personality throughout the nation. He has lectured at various events including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference and a lot of local churches. He is a personality well dedicated towards eliminating the plague of racism from our classrooms and helping every child recognize his/her true potential not the color of their skin. He realizes how a child would feel if he/she was made to think they are worthless human beings. Diversity expert Dr. Campbell is compassionate and related to the experiences and therefore this initiative is a constant and continual effort to eliminate racism manifested in us, completely from the classroom and from our society.
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