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Emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies distinguishing effective Italian managers and leaders in a private company and cooperatives

Richard E. Boyatzis (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Franco Ratti (Padova University, Padova, Italy)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 18 September 2009

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study is to report data showing competencies that distinguish effective managers and leaders in a large Italian company and in Italian cooperatives.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach takes the form of analysis competencies coded from 51 interviews and 53,360 assessments of managers and leaders comparing more and less effective managers and leaders.

Findings

Emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies predict effectiveness in management and leadership roles in a variety of Italian organizations.

Research limitations/implications

Although each sample is small, together they create a basis for future confirmatory research.

Practical implications

Competencies needed to be effective can be identified.

Originality/value

The paper and the studies reported are the first to be published showing competencies that distinguish effectiveness in Italian managers and leaders.

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Citation

Boyatzis, R.E. and Ratti, F. (2009), "Emotional, social and cognitive intelligence competencies distinguishing effective Italian managers and leaders in a private company and cooperatives", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 28 No. 9, pp. 821-838. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710910987674

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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