The Effects of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership


 
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The Effects of Emotional Intelligence on Leadership
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
It is well known nowadays that leadership is connected with emotions. Leaders who are able to manage their emotions and who show affinity towards employees are often seen as good leaders.

George (2000) mentions five points all containing emotional aspects that INCREASE the efficiency of leaders:
1. The ability to develop a shared feeling of goals/objective and to develop ways to achieve these goals.
2. The ability to make others aware of and let them appreciate the importance of their work.
3. Creating and maintaining enthusiasm, cooperation, optimism and a feeling of trust.
4. Stimulating flexibility in making decisions and in changes.
5. Developing and maintaining a valuable identity for a company.

The relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership is also analyzed by Antonakis et al. (2009). Interestingly Antonakis mentions two ways in which emotional intelligence affects leadership NEGATIVELY:
1. First, sensi...Sign up
 

 
How Emotional Intelligence Affects Leadership
Colin J Thomas, Trainer / coach, United Kingdom, Member
Surely one of the key aspects of leadership is balanced judgement, where ultimate decisions are made on facts, logic and business objectives.
Emo...Sign up
 

 
Why Emotional Intelligence is Key in Leadership
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
Thanks for sharing these important insights with us, Anneke.
In the view of Goleman, good leaders are effective because they create 'resonanc...Sign up
 

 
Are (Leadership) Decisions Ultimately Made on Facts, Logic?
Mattias Strandberg, Director, Sweden, Member
@Colin J Thomas : I can see your point that "ultimate decisions are made on facts, logic and business objectives." ...Sign up
 

 
Are (Leadership) Decisions Ultimately Made on Facts, Logic
Colin J Thomas, Trainer / coach, United Kingdom, Member
@Mattias Strandberg: Hello and thank you for the useful responses, I agree with all that has been said. However, wh...Sign up
 

 
 


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