From the American College of Nuclear MedicineTips for Leaders Part IV Managing Oneself and Interacting Well With OthersHarolds, Jay MD Author Information From the Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI. Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared. Reprints: Jay A. Harolds, MD, Division of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Advanced Radiology Services, PC, 3264 North Evergreen Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. E-mail: [email protected]. Clinical Nuclear Medicine: November 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 11 - p 1017-1019 doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31822d9eb7 Buy Metrics Abstract It is important that a leader assesses his strengths and weaknesses and evaluates where and how he does well. It is also important that a leader is aware of his emotions and is able to use that to better manage himself. Finally, a leader should be aware of the emotions of others, feel and show empathy, and use that understanding to exhibit better leadership within groups of people. This is referred to as emotional intelligence. This article examines these principles. Copyright © 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.