Emotional intelligence and its relationship to workplace performance outcomes of leadership effectiveness

David Rosete (Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia)
Joseph Ciarrochi (Department of Psychology, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia)

Leadership & Organization Development Journal

ISSN: 0143-7739

Publication date: 1 July 2005

Abstract

Purpose

This study seeks to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI), personality, cognitive intelligence and leadership effectiveness.

Design/methodology/approach

Senior executives (n=41) completed an ability measure of EI (MSCEIT), a measure of personality (16PF5) and a measure of cognitive ability (the Wechsler abbreviated scale of intelligence (WASI)). Leadership effectiveness was assessed using an objective measure of performance and a 360° assessment involving each leader's subordinates and direct manager (n=149).

Findings

Correlational and regression analyses revealed that higher EI was associated with higher leadership effectiveness, and that EI explained variance not explained by either personality or IQ.

Originality/value

This paper establishes a link between EI and workplace measures of leadership effectiveness.

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Citation

Rosete, D. and Ciarrochi, J. (2005), "Emotional intelligence and its relationship to workplace performance outcomes of leadership effectiveness", Leadership & Organization Development Journal, Vol. 26 No. 5, pp. 388-399. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437730510607871

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2005, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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