Describing and defining emotional intelligence, discussion help


A woman was near death from a rare kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her. The drug was expensive to make ($20,000 per dose), but the druggist was charging ten times that ($200,000 per dose!). The sick woman’s husband, Jimmy, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money, but he could only get together about $35,000, which was still more than the cost of the drug. He told the druggist that his wife was dying and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist said: “No, I discovered the drug and I’m going to make money from it.” So Jimmy got desperate and broke into the man’s laboratory and stole the drug for his wife.

1.  Describing and defining emotional intelligence.

2.  Evaluating the role of morals in organizational leadership (what are they; are they important; how do they affect leadership?).

Responding to the Story by:

1.  Stating whether you believe Jimmy should or should not have stolen the drug.

2.  Justifying your response with at least three different arguments.

3.  Describing three reasons why the other perspective would be preferred (that is, if you said Jimmy should have stolen the drug, provide three reasons why he should not have; if you said Jimmy should not have stolen the drug, provide three reasons why he should have).

4.  Creating two alternative solutions to the problem that might satisfy the needs of all parties.

5.  Explaining what you think this moral challenge has to do with organizational leadership.