This study seeks to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence (EI), personality, cognitive intelligence and leadership effectiveness.
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).
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.
This paper establishes a link between EI and workplace measures of leadership effectiveness.
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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