The main concepts of the Psychodynamic approach to leadership and the EI approach, also known as the Emotional Intelligence approach to leadership intertwine and correlate in many ways. The psychodynamic approach focuses on the personality of the leader as well as the follower and uses a prescriptive leadership style that changes for the personality dynamic between the leader and follower. EI is very similar because it takes in the emotions of the leader and the emotions of the follower and gives advice on how to manage the relationship from that point. The self-awareness and social awareness of required for EI to succeed, is very similar into the self-awareness and social awareness needed for the psychodynamic approach to succeed because for one to be able to take their own personality as well as the personalities of their followers into account they must have those skills. Both approaches also champion the idea that a effective leader is necessary for the growth and success of an organization before other factors.

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