• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: Supplementary 4, Pages: 1-7

Original Article

Emotional Intelligence – A Model for Effective Leadership, Competency and Career Growth


An emotionally intelligent person has the ability of not only understanding his emotions but also comprehending the emotions of others considerably well. An individual with high emotional intelligence would have dynamic leadership skills, good relationship with his superiors, subordinates and peers and most importantly he would have high degree of personal satisfaction and success at workplace. This paper covers the need for managers and employees to have high levels of emotional intelligence at workplace. It aims at analysing how emotional intelligence as a competency contributes to effective leadership using the ability model of EI where four major aspects are covered like perception, facilitation, understanding and management of emotions. Data was collected using structured questionnaire from 80 respondents representing middle level managers in 6 public and private sectors organizations. The paper also analyzes emotional intelligence as a competency factor and explores the relationship between emotional intelligence and effective leadership. The study on emotional intelligence has suggested that the training in these skills is essential for preparing people for career as well as personal success and fulfilment. It is suggested that emotional intelligence training has to be instituted by educators so that students with effective leadership skills can be made ready for a successful career growth.
Keywords: Ability Model, Career Growth, Competency, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership


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